First was getting to the February Blocks for Stash Bee. I am in two hives now so lots of new learning! One of the blocks was a bargello. I must say that I am not drawn to bargello but I did enjoy making the block and learning a new technique. Here is the tutorial that we followed, which was great. Then it was wonky log cabin and star blocks. Have done lots of these now, but they are still fun.
Next, on to the Sugar Block Club! I did a new fabric pull and completed the January and February blocks. The February block was done with paper piecing. I don't know about you, but I love paper piecing, but do not do it very often. Each time I start I need a refresher. This video on Craftsy (free I might add) is brilliant!
So all caught up on blocks for this month. Phew! The only other work in progress I have on the go is my version of Pantone Pop from the amazing Katie at Sew Katie Did. Squares are cut and diagonal lines drawn. Time for some serious chain piecing of HSTs!
The other news I have to share this week is that I am teaching my friend Lisa how to quilt. I am so excited about this and after our first Quilting Saturday Lisa is hooked. We have a date set for next Saturday to continue the lessons. I am pretty excited to have a new quilting buddy :)
|new sewing stuff!|
|once she started chain piecing it was hard to tear her away from the machine|
|Lisa's very first block!|