Wednesday, 15 April 2015
With the cold wintery wet weather we have been having over the past couple of days, I could think of nothing better to do than tuck myself away from children watching movies inside, and head out to my sewing room.
I contemplated starting a new project, but truth be told I couldn't think of anything I really wanted to make, so I pulled out those SWAK swap envelopes that are on my finish-along list and started piecing them together.
It is quite amazing how each block differs, considering we were all using the same pattern, All should be 7 " square blocks, some are marginally smaller, Some are sewn together with tiny stitches (recommended for paper pieced objects) which makes ripping the paper off so easy, others are normal stitch length. I do apologise to any of my fellow SWAK block recipients, whose blocks I forgot to decrease the stitch size on. Different types of paper have been used as the foundation piece too, and this sometimes seems to effect how the block sits - firmer or with a wee bit of stretch, and some seem to have the fussy cut flap glued down before sewing.
Anyway, after a lot of deliberating about colour and block placement, all 36 blocks have been sewn together, the foundation papers are slowly being ripped off, and I am well on my way to completing my first Q2 finish-along goal.
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.