Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sew Intertwined: 20 Blocks

Having established that no-one in the UK had Kona Snow in stock in the yardage I needed, I went to my LQS yesterday and picked a slightly pricier alternative. It's a cream on cream print with a small floral-like print that you can only just see if the light hits it at the right angle.

And this afternoon I finished the twenty outside blocks for the Sew Intertwined QAL.

These are really pretty and when you lay them out they create a lovely pattern on their own - I will bear that in mind for the future, as they were really straightforward to put together too.

The fabrics are Cats Amore from Benartex, except the background and the pink, which is Basic Grey Eva for Moda. Although purple and green are generally cool colours, these ones are actually very warm.

I haven't appliqued on the central Dresden yet - I'm trying to decide whether to do it by hand so you can't see the stitching, or use a blanket stitch on my sewing machine, and if I do that, what colour thread to use. Any suggestions?

The next toturial for the woven blocks is already up - Jen and Melissa kept quiet about the Y-Seams/partial seams! I think I'll do some work on another project before I tackle these - we have a long weekend here in the UK next weekend - the perfect opportunity to continue! My holiday now seems like it was ages ago - helped by the fact the weather is far from summery today - but it's nice to be back behind the machine and doing some piecing after all of the quilting in July.

Hope you're all having a good weekend!

1 comment:

Cherie said...

Such a cool mix of prints! So odd that you couldn't find the colour you wanted =D