My Wonky blocks have arrived from the US ! And the lovely Jane our swap mamma chose a lovely selection for me with my youngest daughter in mind - I am thinking she may well like the quilt I will make from them !
These sure make a bright fun village! These are absolutely fabulous and I love them all! My new blogging friend Leanne at Daisy and Jack made block number 5 with the beach houses - I just love it! I just love them all!
And don't forget I have Helen's blocks to add to these so I actually now have 13 houses - oops just as well I am not superstitious ! But I think I will have to make one myself too!
And there will be more to come with trees and stars and who knows what next!
But that is not all that has been happening - I know some of you have been seduced by Clare at Selfsewn to venture into hand sewing and English Paper Piecing with the beautiful Rose Star block - you can see Clare's lovely work on her blog, Lucy's here and Mary's here! and here is the link to the Flickr Rose Star Block Party/ Clare has set up.
Well I have been longing to jump in and when I saw these fabrics on a recent trip to Lewes and the Patchwork Dog and Basket I knew these were the fabrics I wanted to work with, plus solids and perhaps some text fabric. They are thirties repro prints and are small scale prints that will cut up nicely..
And here is my first Rose Star Block!
Except when I loaded it up on the Flickr site I realised it wasn't - I had some bits missing - but I am thinking this is right now
Bigger and hopefully better. I am hoping to have a traditional feel but not quite ....will have to see how it goes!
I have completed the middle hexagon of two more blocks and am currently deciding on my points...and then must remember my petals!
I love to do a bit of hand sewing and having been concentrating on machine stitching of late, I now realise how much I have been missing that intimacy, of just my needle, my fabric and me!