It has been five days since last I sewed. Five days, people. That’s practically a crisis. Though I have been thinking about sewing so that kind of counts. Plus I was kept a little busy with a few birthdays and my fab sister visiting, so I didn’t really notice the not sewing.
But! I made up for it today. I paper pieced a block that I drew up the other day. It’s for a paper piecing bee some of my quilty gals and I have started. With a little nod to the amazing Ringo Pie girls (search Flickr for “Ringo Pie” – seriously amazing!), we have named our little Bee “Wombat Stew”. Because we’re Aussie and we like to eat wombats.
It’s the title of a kids book. No, really, it is. And it’s a cute name for our little paper piecing bee.
Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts is our first Queen Bee. She chose Japanese cuisine (she is living in Japan at the moment!). Now I know nothing about Japanese cuisine. So google to the rescue for some inspiration! And here is the result! A sushi platter!
I am so excited that this turned out just how I pictured. Oh except for the chopsticks – I put the coloured bit at the wrong end. But that’s okay. Did you notice that before I pointed it out?
That little bit of fabric is from Kate Spain’s Cuzco. I added that in because Alyce is a huge Kate Spain fan – so I thought it’d be appropriate to include a bit of Cuzco somewhere along the line!
Forgive me – lots of photos and a bit of bragging in this post. This block has 17 sections, and these sushi rolls have 19 pieces each. And the block is 8” x 12”.I think I can get away with a little bit of bragging
Who knew that Patty Young’s Lush fabric would be perfect for sushi?! I used the Running Stitch fabrics for the fishy (no idea what it’s called) and the tuna piece, as well as the Leaf print for the wasabi.
From my initial drawing in EQ7 to the finished product in fabric. Yep. I’m pretty happy!!
Meanwhile my other WiPs do not have much progress! I have something that looks like this:
The scissors are there for scale. That’s some fiddly paper piecing right there! I really have to get cracking on this WiP as it needs to be a finished project for Friday 14th. Why? For this!! (It’s started btw! Check out the dates at From Blank Pages for some fun projects already and start thinking about one of your own for a chance at some fab prizes!).
And my ongoing WiP at the moment – my poor neglected Diamond Stars! They STILL look like this:
I did buy some more purple fabric to do some work on them though – does that count as progress?!
And that’s the sum of my current projects at the moment. At least the ones I can tell you about
Linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced – one of the best linky parties to keep me motivated and on track with my WiPs!