Hard to believe we are already a week into October. The Stitch Pink Sew-A-Long has kept me accountable on posting regularly, which I think has helped the week go by super fast. I have to admit writing these posts is like visitng an old friend. I have really enjoyed reconneting with fellow bloggers too. 🙂
Block 6 – Baby Boom. Directions here
It is a boom of half square triangles! Even though these HSTs are an oddish size, I still used triangle papers to piece them, oversized at 3″and then trimmed them to the correct size. I find I can batch produce them with triangle paper and size them down faster than other methods. Most importantly they are accurate as well. As I have mentioned many times over the years, I starch my fabric heavily prior to cutting. I think it makes a huge difference in having nice crisp points. I press to the dark in many places, but in order to reduce bulk, I will press seams open where the HSTs come together. I love this block. I think it just sparkles.
Block 7- Jersey Girl. Directions here
I refer to this block as Slaying the Dresden! As I was kind of dreading the appliqué, but honestly this block was so simple to stitch that I am not sure why I was dreading it to begin with. I stitched while visiting Lisa in Wisconsin. I just followed the directions and it went together like butter. I opted to machine applique it down. I did it on one of Lisa’s Juki’s. Just a plain old straight stitch to topshitch with monofilament thread. I folded my background fabric in quarters to center the Dresden as best as I could, but I eyeballed it for the most part.
Such a pretty pile of blocks.
And some more Fall decorating.
The antique basket quilt is one of my favorites from my collection.
I hope you are joining in on Stitch Pink.