This is the first block, there are lots of tiny little bits in there and all have a letter to keep them in order. The Fat Quarter Shop sell a pack of dinky little letters and numbers just for this job, hmmm not very thrifty. A sheet of paper ( a circular printed on 1 side only) a pencil and scissors and some clips.
Job done for just a few minutes, money saved for more fabric Woo Hoo.
I found handling the 1 1/2" squares a bit challenging and slowed down to walking speed. The block needs to be squared up but I will do that when all are done.
I did plan to make this with an altogether different collection but decided that light and bright was the way to go. I plan to make another of these blocks in slightly bolder colours and turn it into a cushion for a birthday gift later in the year. In fact now that I think about it there may well be several made.
I had a parcel from Hobbycraft yesterday, full of half price fat quarters, yum.
Lots of dottiness in there.
More dots and dinky little flowers.
The birds, the birds.
I liked this collection so much that I have 2.
Greedy girl, that's me.
The sharp eyed amongst you will have spotted that some of those appear in the cake block, I could not resist cutting into them, could you?
As a respite and reward for all that fiddly diddly piecing I have started a scrappy trip project. These blocks were all over the show a couple of years ago and I could not be bothered to jump on the band wagon.
Today though the appeal was strong enough to send me trawling through the stash in a "scissor happy" mood.
This is the first block finished,( I have just spotted that I put the wrong photo in, the block really is finished) I have 5 more ready to go, 2 of each colour way. The strawberry print will run through the middle of each block to give a bit of cohesion, because I like it and I have plenty. Dawn will recognise some of the prints, I am so pleased that she managed to part with them. The red and white print is called Flurry and comes from Dashwood, I have it in a few colours and love it. I am off soon to try and locate some more, the colours are vibrant and there are some softer ones for balance. They make wonderful binding and have looked good in every project that I have used them in. BTW this is not a promotion, just me waffling on about what makes me happy.
On that note I am off to search the net.