Wednesday, April 28, 2021

WIP Wednesday - Block Printing

I have participated in a few virtual block printing workshops with Marni @ Haberdashery Fun.  The workshops are fun and informative.  I may be addicted to yet another craft........

We learned to make our own printing templates using Speedball speedy carve.  But I wondered if I could use stamps I had used for card making.  I printed some daisies with blue centres and made a Lined Drawstring Bag.  I love this pattern, and it's worth purchasing the pattern to get the additional sizes.

I then pulled out my Girl Guide Trefoil stamp (sadly not the current logo) and made an Open Wide Zippered Pouch.  This is my favourite zippered pouch pattern.

So what to put in this pouch?  Girl Guide crests of course!  I am so far behind sewing crests on my camp blankets.  These are few crests from the top of the pile currently in my bedroom.  I decline to comment on how many crests that need to be sewn on, or how many various places I have them stashed.  😉  If you have a good eye, you'll see my personal woven patch when I was Area Commissioner.

Now that my time is not consumed with dealing with the basement flood I had four week ago, I have time to sew.  And it feels good!

Linking up with:

Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter

Monday, April 26, 2021

2021 Monthly Color Challenge - April Block

April has been a busy month as I have been dealing with a basement flood. Sadly, sewing has taken a back seat to dealing with insurance and workmen.

But I finally got into my sewing room!  I continue to sew along for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen.  I am making 12.5-inch blocks, but there is an option for 6.5-inch blocks.

The April colour is red.  I used Kona Rich Red and Canada Red.  I sewed two strips together.

And then I joined all the strips together.  I always press seams open when making a strip set.  I find I get better accuracy when cutting into sections.

Now I have perfect sections to piece together.

Add in a few little squares for a fun centre.