"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Two patchwork blocks.

I'm improving my skills! It took me about an hour to complete this "Virginia Star" block - the seventh block in the Skills Builder Sampler lessons. I had an hour to spare after I finished the above block, so I decided to make another Sunbonnet Sue block. I'd had the elements traced on to the fusible web paper for ages, so all I had to do was find some fabric scraps and fuse them to the pattern bits, then iron them onto the background. I've decided what I'm going to do with these blocks; I saw a Sunbonnet Sue Sampler quilt in a book, where the Sue blocks are alternating with the sample blocks that I'm doing with Leila's tutorials. Coincidentally, pink is the main colour throughout all my blocks, so I thought I may as well join them all up in the end! The ric rac is only pinned to the hat - I haven't started the hand stitching yet. I've drawn the cat's face in permanent fabric pen, as I'm too lazy to stitch such tiny bits. I've also drawn a line around the cat so it shows up in this photo, although I will be stitching around it along with the rest of the applique at a later stage.


Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love the colors and the block designs! The Sun Bonnet Sue is so cute with the cat! Just lovely! blessings,Kathleen

Joy V said...

Gina looks like you have another passion!!!