Well, my hubby went back to work last Wednesday, hard to believe that they only get 2 days off when they get home from Afghanistan, but there are so many reasons for this, before anyone asks, I will tell you that we do get a month of leave but not until the middle of March. In the meantime it is back to work and our regular daily routine. For Anne and I, that means kindergym, library, chores and nap times. Nap times for mommy basically translates to sewing time. My sewing time is definitely cut in half since having my hubby home because I won’t be sewing at night anymore, but you know what…I’m OK with that!!!
Here are some pictures of what I have been working on. I am really excited about how this stripper row is turning out.
Don’t you just love my awesome design wall! I really do need to hang some flannel or batting or something so I can ditch the tape and hangers!
The first 2 blocks I were made with the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. She is doing a QAL right now with her sister and they did a curved flying geese tutorial. I followed the directions but didn’t want geese, so I took the individual 4.5″ squares and changed the lay out.
I’m calling this block “Wedges” because that is what it looks like to me.
I’m calling this block “Circles and Diamonds”. I love how this turned out.
My favorite block so far though is the one I made last night:
I have to say, I was super intimidated when I first saw the blocks that Vicki made, but once I conquered my fear of curvy paper piecing I was pleasantly surprised. It took me longer to pick fabrics and decide on their order than it did to piece this together! The hardest part was deciding how to applique it on to my background fabric. I ended up sewing it to a black square that was barely larger than the circle, trimming the excess, then turning it through the open hole. Then I fused the black center circle on to it and zig zag stitched it in place. I pinned the entire piece to the 12.5″ square and stitched around the outside with a 1/8″ seam.
I am tickled with the results and only have 2 blocks left to make!
Don’t forget today is the last day to enter the giveaway from Contemporary Cloth welcoming home my hubby! Good luck to everyone who entered and I will announce the winner tomorrow for Valentine’s Day!
What are you all working on?