Wednesday 20 February 2013

WiP Wednesday: the block edition

Can you believe it? Two weeks in a row and I am on time with WiP Wednesday. Small Miracles. This week was all about catching up on Bee Blocks and getting started on my Block Of the Month project.

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!
That's it for this update. Back to the sewing machine. I am linking up this week at Freshly Pieced.


  1. I agree with you on both the bargello and the paper piecing--dislike the one and love the other! Your paper pieced blocks are just beautiful! How fun that you've got a new quilting buddy now!

  2. I know! So excited to have someone to talk shop with!

  3. I love your February block with the fussy cut flower in the center - the colors are awesome!
    I love having buddies to quilt with, and I'm trying to convince even more to join :) You have some beautiful quilts!

  4. Love the fabrics in your sugar block!

  5. I love the fabrics you are using. Great job for teaching your friend to quilt! have you told her how addictive fabric can be?

  6. Thanks all. I am quite excited about Lisa taking to quilting so quickly. I suspect she will be as addicted to fabric as I am before long. I used to have a quilting buddy in Nova Scotia, but since I moved to Ottawa I have been a solo artist and miss that companionship! However, a Modern Quilt Guild is starting here in Ottawa so hope to meet even more buddies soon!

  7. I love the blocks and colours you've picked - beautiful!

  8. I want to eat the fabrics in your Sugar Blocks. NOW. So pretty!

  9. What a beautiful stack of fabrics!! So lovely that you're teaching our friend to sew :) just a sneaky way to get more sewing buddies ;)