Ready for the next block for the And Sew On BoM?! Hope so because apparently it’s March already!
So next on the list is this block – named (with the help of some Wombats) “Just Spoolin’ Around”. And it features something we can’t sew without – the humble thread!
I know – it looks a bit intimidating because there are lots of sections (9 total!) But don’t worry. The actual piecing isn’t nearly as bad as it looks. And no y-seams in sight (I hate those things!).
Okay confession time. The above block was not made by me. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with everything I’ve had to do this past month and March crept up on me rather quickly! So to avoid late night panic sewing to get this block done, Jane (from Where Jane Creates) kindly said it was okay if I used her block for picture purposes! Thanks Jane!
This is the block Jane made me for my month in Wombat Stew – look at those awesome brightly coloured spools! She used a fab woodgrain print for the actual spools and Sketch for the “thread”. Cool hey?! Oh and she whipped it up in one sitting at Quilt Group one day – so it is an easy-ish block
Just Spoolin’ Around is now available in my Craftsy store for free for the month of March. The previous two patterns are now being put to work to feed my fabric addiction.
If you’re a little stuck on the paper piecing, don’t forget to check out the tutorials I have on paper piecing angles and joining the sections together.
Also a little tip for when you join your sections together (to help avoid excess unpicking!) – if you’re not 100% your seams are going to line up, make your stitch length longer and do a large stitch to join the sections together. Open the pieces out and see how they line up. If they look good, great! Sew over the line again with the shorter stitch length again. If not so good – okay then you have to unpick. But at least it’s bigger stitches and a lot easier to do. Also. Pinning is your friend. :)
So keen to start? Need more incentive? There are more great prizes on offer for March!
To be eligible for one of these, you will need to make the March block and add it to the linky party on this post. You do not need a blog to join the linky party, but you do need your photo uploaded somewhere on the interwebs (e.g. Flickr) so you have a URL to use for the linky party. Plus it’s fun seeing the fab blocks pop up in the Flickr group! Well worth a look if you haven’t checked it out yet!
Whoops side tracked. Back to the prizes!
March brings us:
A Japanese fabric bundle from Blossom Heart Quilts
A 2wentyThr3e charm pack from Fat Quarter Shop
1 scrap pack from Fabricworm
So for a chance at one of these fab prizes, go download the March block pattern “Just Spoolin’ Around”, whip it up and share a pic here! Can’t wait to see your blocks, folks!