It feels like I have little to show for a week of crafting...I have finished two more blocks from the Button Club by Lynette Anderson, Anderson's Farm (aka Barge's Farm)
As you can see I'm using, mostly, fabrics from Lynette Anderson's ranges. Block 5 is now out so I've got more stitching to do :-)
Meet Sydney -
-and his girls -
The complete blocks -
|A more glare-y photo which shows the (appropriately named) Hens and |
Chicks block in the corner better.
Last week as I swooped and gathered some sad and abandoned scraps which had been unceremoniously dumped in a rubbish bin I was challenged -
"What are you actually going to do with those, Raewyn?"
"Sew my 9-patches! What else?"
Right, GAME ON!
|So I sewed up those scraps into my 3 ½" 9-patches....|
And started playing with how they will go. The pattern I am using is Ring Cycles by Leesa Seigeles.
This is just a bit of a play...once I have more 9-patches made I'll be able to mix up the colours a lot more. There are triangles sewn between the 9-patches too so there will be lots of set in seams and fun and games getting it right but I am sure I am going to enjoy it a lot. You know me, I like a good challenge. (Yet) Another one of these long term projects!!!!
|A closer look. I'm planning on using reproduction-style scraps for this project.|
Who knows I may end up just making a runner. We'll see :-)
While I was scrapping, I leader-ended these smaller 9-patches (for another project). I do get asked about my sanity working with strips that are 1" wide but as you can see from the photo below I often work with wider strips and then cut them down when necessary. Just gives a little more wiggle room which I find makes the block more accurate..
Hopefully I'll squeeze a little more sewing into the day but the sun is shining and it's not too cold right now. I'd best get a few outside chores done first!
'till next time,