Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sew Much Fun With Blocks

August Blocks

August is flying by so quickly, isn't it?!  
Even though it has been very busy, I have been able to fit some fun blocks in this month.

First block:  the  August " And Sew On BoM"  
Quiet Play's block of the month
This month's block is very detailed, and took quite a while for me to pick out my fabrics.  I wanted to use fabrics that I have used through  the other blocks, and also use some from scraps from my real stash piles.

And Sew On BoM  August block   Stash Cupboard    by Susie's Sunroom
I would love to have yellow gingham wallpaper in my sewing room!  (I would also love to have nice neat piles of fabric, too!!)

And Sew On BoM  August block   Stash Cupboard    by Susie's Sunroom

Isn't the pile of fabrics cute, on the floor?  That REALLY IS LIKE MY SEWING ROOM!!
My eight blocks so far in And Sew On BoM   
Wow, I think September will be the last block. Time is flying by...

Kristy, of Quiet Play,   is a busy lady  designing new blocks all the time.  Her patterns for paper piecing are available at Craftsy . She has 105 patterns in Craftsy so far!   

Check out her totally cute and fun knitting block. I was lucky to be a pattern tester for her. It will be in Craftsy soon....

Kristy's  Knitting Needles pattern
I decided to use some fabric that my daughter liked when she visited recently.  And when she knits, she uses a lot of brown yarns.  So my block is tailored to her color tastes....

Knitting Needles pattern by  Kristy of Quiet Play       by Susie's Sunroom

Love how the yarn ball is designed with the piecing... it looks wound

I added a sash for a border, and machine stitched some binding on to this cute block to finish it up
Shhh, don't tell my daughter I made this for her!  ;)

And, the third block I worked on is a Pinwheel Star Block that I saw at The Crafty Quilter.Julie has an excellent tutorial on how to construct this block.  I wanted to make it, because our August theme for Across The Pond Sew Along is pinwheels.  

Pinwheel Star Block      tutorial by Julie at The Crafty Quilter
I had so much fun making this block.  And I learned some great tips from Julie,  such as how  to keep the seams lined up .  I added a sash and just need to do some quilting on it now.  I want to make it into a table topper.

Pinwheel Star Block         Ready to quilt     by Susie's Sunroom
If you made any pinwheels, we'd love you to share them with us.  Put it into our Across The Pond Sew Along Flickr group.
Keep looking for details about two Blog Hops I am participating in during Sept!

(I will be having giveaways !!)

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at : Across The Pond Sew Along Flicker Group
                         Paper Piecing Party @ Quiet Play
                         And Sew On BoM @ Quiet Play
             Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. Wow your 'and sew on' blocks look amazing - love the gingham wallpaper too. You're right about the wall of wool design, it does look wound :)

  2. Great blocks! I wish my sewing room was as tidy as that too :)

  3. Beautiful blocks love them all. Stopping by from PPP. Thanks for sharing Marie (

  4. I love how your sewing cupboard turned out! Just fabulous!

    I hope your daughter loves her special knitting themed block - thank you for testing it for me. You did a fab job!

  5. The sewing cupboard and room block looks great! Love all your And Sew on BoM blocks. Curious to see your final quilt!

  6. That pinwheel is gorgeous. Those colors are just like sherbert in a bowl!! So yummy!! Thanks for popping by the Block Party!!

  7. btw love the craft/sewing blocks so clever, must learn paper piecing.

  8. You have been really busy! Great blocks! Hope to do some pp too tomorrow too!
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  9. Wow you've really made them all! Looks great!

  10. I love seeing all of your blocks! I'm jealous of you paper piecers, but maybe that will kick start me into trying it myself. Your pinwheel star block turned out beautifully and you used some of my favorite colors!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  11. Your paper pieced blocks are great! But I have to say my absolute favorite is the pin wheel block....I love everything about it!!

  12. Strewth Susie - when do you sleep? Love your blocks. The sewing room cupboard is very clever - the finished quilt is going to be perfect in your sewing room, either on the wall or as a lap quilt for those cannot-sleep-middle-of-the-night-sew-ins.

  13. Great fabric choices on the And Sew On block! Especially the tape measure fabric. I might have to keep an eye out for that wool block, that looks great!


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