Sunday, 28 May 2017

Weekending







  • I couldn't resist, I had to make an Ice Cream Soda EPP block.  I reckon choosing fabrics is going to be pretty hard for each block, but I am really happy with how this one has turned out. As you may have guessed - I'm going scrappy,  I have also sorted all the pieces required for a block and punched holes in them for easy removal when required.  Currently I'm hand basting them, I'm tempted to try basting glue, but am paranoid about it sticking  and ruining the blocks. I'm not doing any more for now, but will get fabrics cut for a couple of blocks to sew while waiting in airports or on the plane next month.
  • My yoga instructor must have a pretty productive lime tree, lately, there is always a basket of them for us to take a couple home when we leave class.  I thought I should use them this weekend.  The scent was amazing as I was grating the zest for a Lime Syrup Buttermilk Cake.  Details on Cook the Books next week.
  • My manuka trees are just covered in flowers now - I love how one plant can have so many different shades of pink on it.
Hoping you have all had a fabulous weekend, and have a great week ahead,

10 comments:

  1. Julie that block is gorgeous! I have hunted down the blog for Tales of Cloth. What an interesting charming lady. I'm going to be reading her blog. Although I am in love with the piecing look and have dabbled with it a little I don't think I better add another style to my patchwork repertoire. Your photos on this post are just delightful, so much colour!

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  2. Your first block is great Julie! I do admire your determination to fussy cut these tiny shapes! Those pretty pink flowers are a sweet memory from my childhood. Our next door neighbor used to have one but I don't seem to see them much anymore.

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  3. Lovely photo’s. Your ice-cream-soda block looks fabulous. We just started our Sunday, so we still have a whole day ahead of us. Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  4. Oh lovely block and fabrics Julie. I can almost smell the grated limes from here and the Lime Syrup Buttermilk Cake sounds delicious, roll on your Cook the Books post!

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  5. Your first block looks amazing, love the fabric choices.

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  6. Look at that fabulous fussy cutting! First block, tick! I can tell you about my experiences with glue basting for EPP if you want to email me. The lime cake sounds yummy.

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  7. A very pretty block, love the fussy cutting!

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  8. Beautiful!
    I love lime!
    and
    I love the pink flowers.
    :-)

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  9. Lovely block! I have also ordered EPP papers from Jodi. It's little silly to order piece of papers from other side of the world...but I wanted to try them :))

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  10. Limes, Tea Trees and EPP. Looks like a lovely mix for the senses Julie.

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