Sewing Again!

I started sewing again!

It’s been over two weeks since I’ve had the time or motivation to sew. I know. It’s a terrible feeling.

My apologies to my quilting bee partners for being late with the June and July blocks. I finished the wonky log cabin for Autumn’s June kit.

I have to confess, I’m not a big fan of making wonky log cabin blocks. I always afraid I’m going to turn the block the wrong direction and sew the next log onto the wrong side. But this one was fun. Maybe because it was Holiday fabrics. Maybe because I pretended I didn’t have anything else going on so I was able to focus and let loose. I am happy with how this one turned out, so I hope Autumn likes it too.

Next, I am gearing up to make Doriscyclone block for July.

It’s a paper piecing block, which I’ve never tried before. I am going to use the tutorial Doris provided and this tutorial for reference.

Once I’m caught up on everyone else’s bee blocks, I am planning to get my fabrics ready to mail for my August kit. I’m going to request string blocks for a fall quilt, using these fabrics.

Sure feels good to be in the sewing seat again!

10 comments

  • Oh wow, that looks like hard work! Great job. I am justtt learning to sew…and end up sewing paper more than fabric!

  • The cyclone block looks like fun! It will be interesting to see what you think of paper piecing.

    Your bee partners will like getting to do string blocks for you because they are really fun to make.

  • Like that block, you did a good job. I hope it made you feel cooler working with that fabric. It has been so hot out its hard to think about anything. Like the fabric your thinking of using for fall. Can’t wait to see what you think of paper piecing. I tried it and I liked it. I haven’t done alot of it but it was fun.

  • creativity is not something that you can turn on a switch and then turn off again. sometimes it doesn’t want to have nothing to do with us. sometimes we don’t have time, motivation, ideas. i think it’s important to remember that we sew for pleasure, so we should only do it when it brings us pleasure. i’m glad to know that you are enjoying it again.

  • I’m sure you’ll do fine with the paper piecing. Her tutorial looked very good! I like your log cabin…the fabrics are great:)

    I haven’t sewn much lately either, but today’s the day!

  • I think the AB French Wallpaper fabric is fabulous! I just tracked some down in pink/turquoise. Now I’m wondering why I don’t have any in orange. *sigh* Always late to the party…

  • Welcome back! I haven’t sewn a thing in days! That second bee block looks a little daunting! good luck 🙂

  • Your blocks are looking great! I am sure your partners are going to love them!

    I really love the Amy Butler fabrics that you have chosen for the blocks for your quilt, they will make a lovely autumn quilt!

  • Man I’m behind on bee blocks too! This weekend I need to finish those and the ornament swap. THEN maybe I’ll get to that top/skirt/otherproject for me!

    I really like the sweet face in the center of the holiday block. He(she?) is going to pop in that quilt!

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