Friday, February 12, 2010

Drumroll Please! .....Presenting my FIRST DEAR JANE BLOCK!!!!!

The rules are you can't see the back or ask how many seams I picked out and resewed!  I am very happy with how it turned out but, please don't compare it to Jane's original they might not match exactly.  For those Janiac's this is G-6 or Papa's Center Star.  The background is white and the color is a light purple with white polkadots.   I am so excited to be starting this.  So 1 square done and 224 to go....

I machine sewed everything except the inside edges of the large star, they were  hand appliqued to the center star.  I was very glad that I had been doing Block Party Friday those itty, bitty, flying geese work just like large ones.  Thanks Hetty for making me do Flying geese it paid off big time.  The center star went really fast and wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.  

Yes, I have been sewing!

I haven't  blogged but my machine has been busy.  I have done my block party Friday blocks and my black and white ones.  Now I have them done I hope to get the fabric to finish them off soon.  I came across this Madeline schnibbles and it was love at first sight.  So my blocks will be going on point in a similar manner.  Now to decide if I should add a color just leave it black and white. 
This is my January 2010 buck a block.  Now to get February done soon.

And I am teaching a class to some homeschoolers.  We will be doing hand sewing and I thought we could all use some cute pin cushions. I have a boy in the class hence the flag one.  I saw them somewhere on the web you use a golf tee and they fit in a spool of thread.  If I find the link I will post it. This is what I get for finding things and not bookmarking, and dealing with 19month old who really thinks mommy should be reading a book not writing about sewing!  Off to read Berenstain Bears GOD LOVE YOU!