Monday, 23 July 2012
Texting while Sewing
I saw this challenge over at During Quiet Time and thought, huh text in sewing, love it but I don’t think I have any ideas so I’ll just watch from afar.
Then I had an idea – inspired by Mama Said Sew. I love that fabric line – lots of cute text prints in there too – all quilting related. The contest is open til the end of August but once this idea got into my head, it had to be made. Like right now. So I’m an earlybird. Maybe I’ll have to make another block or two to enter – if inspiration strikes!
Anyways, this block. Inspiration struck for this. It combines two things I love – quilting and reading. So what better than a little paper pieced block I drew up that I’m calling The Quilter’s Bible.
Reason #603 why I love paper piecing.
I can make stupidly small blocks (2.5” small) that I would never be able to manage with regular piecing. And feel free to call me crazy for such small paper piecing. It wouldn’t be the first time hehe.
Reason #1 why I hate paper piecing.
Unpicking. Need I say more? Ok details – I unpicked this three times to try to get the seams to line up just right in the end. Still not perfect, but I think the block is at least recognisable as an Ohio Star.
A bit of text print for the captions…
And some text to represent directions on how to sew the blocks plus some selvedge love for a bookmark…
So I may have taken the Texting while Sewing challenge a little more literally than most, but I had fun and that’s the important thing right?!
Plus now I have a heap more of Mama Said Sew charm squares to play with, and a bit more of that gorgeous Salt Air (red background fabric). I’m thinking this block needs to be made into a project bag for quilt group.
And while talking about paper piecing (seriously, when I am not talking about paper piecing?) I have finally gotten around to adding the Songbird pattern to Craftsy. Thanks lovelies for your interest in it! If you make one, please let me know – I’d love to see it! I love seeing how blocks look in different fabrics!