Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Napkins, Blocks and Charm Swap Received
There isn't much going on here lately. In between clearing and cleaning the house for the Raya holiday season, visits to my in-laws and relatives, I haven't sewn much. Here's what I did get done in the 3 days I did sew prior to the outstation trip to my hubby's late grandmother's hometown for the holidays.
I've made Gingham Napkins from Handstitched Class :
It was my first time sewing with ric racs and definitely won't be my last! Had so much fun sewing these together. I've hand quilted using pearl cotton thread to match the ric racs used for the individual napkins. A lovely set of napkins for picnics, wouldn't you agree?
And I've also made some blocks from the How Far Will You Go? QAL :
Week 3 - Pieced Star
Week 4 - St. Louis Star
This block was done using the foundation paper piecing method. It was my first attempt at foundation paper piecing and it was abit tricky piecing the fabrics at the beginning for me but fun nonetheless. The middle part of the block isn't flat though ( even after numerous unpicking ) only because there are 16 seams all bunched up together! Oh well...
I've received my package last week from the I Love Kona Charm Swap that Alyssa @ Pile O' Fabric hosted. This was my first swap, there were 28 swappers and 112 charms in each bundle. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with the charm squares yet. For now, I've been enjoying flipping through them. Alyssa has planned for a second charm swap soon and I'm planning to join in that one too. Hopefully by then I would know what to make with all the charm squares received.
Since Raya is a whole month affair, there'll be lots of gatherings over at relatives and friends, thus I know I'll be neglecting my sewing machine for awhile - so I'm hoping I do get some sewing time or make some more tessellation blocks in between these gatherings.
Linking up with Jen's Building Blocks Tuesday over at Quilter in the Closet :
Hope you have a lovely week ahead!