some sewing 'round here
I got some sewing done for the first time since the 29th of June yesterday working on a couple of friendship blocks for the FAB retreat. Two of the girls requested wonky blocks and while it is not my "thing", I did as requested as I am a friend after all. They may not be all that nuts about MY choice as it involves HSTs.
Cher's wonky house with instructions from Tonya's tutorial. I wasn't sure if you were just supposed to cut it with scissors or NOT sew a 1/4 inch seam but this is about as "wonky" as I could make myself do it. The window area is too small and down too low if you ask me as I put that piece above the door all the way across. I guess with this form of piecing there is no right or wrong though. IIWII.
The door color is off in the photo---it is a hot pink/fuschia. Cher bought some of the funky pink piece for me years ago on a visit to Alabama. Some will go back to live at her house now. The raspberry stripe was a bonus from an online quilt shop purchase and had been stuck on my bulletin board for some time so I thought Cher, who loves color and brights would appreciate it. Measures 11.5 inches square.
Next up is a block for Pat who wanted yellow backgrounds and blue wonky stars. She directed us to a tutorial HERE . Actually I had an easier time on this one being more spontaneous and I did this block first. I love that Moda Marble dot I used.
I am waiting for a bit of Mary Engelbreit fabric to come to make Pam's requested block section. She and I are using the same traditional friendship quilt block but in different sizes and different ways. I do need to make one of my own though. I am considering what house block to do to fulfill Norma's request.
One more pic before I close---I need to quickly hop in the shower as I am going to the Trussville quilt shop with the girls soon. Skyler had a visitor yesterday. Chico was rolling all around the doormat on the other side of the glass and Skyler was trying to get closer and be friendly. I think Chico would make two of my little guy, LOL.