Hello hello hello!
I would like to share some cute little projects with you this evening!
First up are the three blocks I paper pieced for the Foot2Freestyle swap. Lynn from Tialys requested dark grey backgrounds with turquoise/teal, light grey, white and a sprinkling of coral. All blocks are my own design.
Block 1 ‘October Sky’:
You may recognize the first block, as it was already revealed in a previous blog post. The pattern is called ‘October Sky’.
This block is being tested at the moment by a lovely bunch of quilters. Any day now I will receive their pictures and feedback. Can’t wait to show you all their fabulous blocks. You can have a sneak peek on Instagram where they can be admired under the hashtag #ppipatchoctobersky.
Block 2: Venice. This pattern will be written up as soon as ‘ October Sky’ is released.
Block 3 ‘Stardance’
I hope to write this pattern in December. I will put a request for testers out for this one too. Watch this blog!
It was very hard to part with these three blocks go. I did recreate the Venice block in my own swap colors so I can add to the collection of blocks.
Playing with my new Low Volume stash.
Some careful fussy cutting in the yellow triangles.
And a final picture in better lighting.
Besides the three Foot2Freetyle blocks I also swapped a mini mini quilt. You may wonder what that is, but it is what the name says… very small quilts!
I replied to a picture on Instagram by Quilts of a Feather , where she showed a mini mini quit. We decided we would exchange small free motion quilting pieces. And this is how I made mine:
On a remnant of blue-grey fabric I drew a set of circles using a Frixion pen. (I did test this out for this project and decided I could use a pen like that for a small wall quilt)
I used a silver metallic thread on top by Wonderfil and Aurifil light grey in the bobbin. I have not been able to do any free motion for at least a few months due to shoulder problems (getting better every day now!). So some shapes are a bit wonky and irregular, but I had a lot of fun working on a small project.
I also tried out a chalk pencil (white line)… and you can spot where I had to unpick a portion.
I cut the piece down to 5 x 7 1/2 inches and bound with a red fabric.
Sadly the picture is a bit blurry, but you can see what it looked like when it was bound. (picture by Quilts of a Feather)
And I received this mini mini quilt for my sewing room. It is 5 x 5 inches!
Isn’t it cute?
Hope to meet you all again for my next blogpost filled with all the test blocks of the ‘October Sky’ pattern.