Monday, 27 August 2012

Sunday sewing

It was a beautiful day yesterday, so warm, with most of the day spent outdoors, but I did find time for a little machine piecing.  I have been collecting the Designer Mystery Block of the Month from the Fat Quarter Shop for the last couple of months.  Never done one of these before, but I thought it might help my piecing accuracy and get me over my dislike/fear of triangles!  I've seen a lot of people in blogland have all of their blocks done and up to date, so I finally started on Block 1 yesterday.


Loving the Vintage Modern fabrics by Bonnie and Camille, so pretty.   These FQS kits are so generous, there is probably enough fabric to make two blocks for each month!  However, I am more excited about the prospect of these bonus Half Square Triangle squares.   Now this is probably nothing new to quilters out there, but I only recently read about 'bonus triangles' here.  By drawing and stitching an extra line  onto my squares when I am making up the Flying Geese unit, I have all these sweet little HST squares, and by the look of the next couple of blocks, there will be quite a few more from this project.  Aren't they just so cute, doesn't take much to get me excited, does it??  Now to decide what to do with them all ..........


I hope you spent part of your weekend doing something fun too.........till next time, Nicky

PS: Our first lambs arrived yesterday too.........woohoo..... spring has sprung........

22 comments:

Annie said...

Pretty fabric and block. It's fun to try new things so I'll be watching what you do with those new little blocks.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Nicky, I did a FQ shop mystery Christmas BOM a few years ago and really enjoyed it, and yes... I too had a right stash of fabric left over. Enjoy the warmer weather, sign of more to come I hope!

shez said...

gorgeous block Nicky,well done and how cute little lambs,i love spring.xx

Susan said...

It's a great project coming into spring - lovely fresh colours. Love lambs, please post some pics.

Chookyblue...... said...

enjoy your BOM..........it loks good.....hope you get the next 2 blocks done pretty quick........keep up or you may still be working on the one from 2008 like me........

Carol said...

How exciting that the lambs are arriving--we'll be hoping for pictures very soon, Nicky :)

Your block is so pretty--love the color combination!

Suburban Stitcher said...

I liked this block! Cute!

Deb said...

Love your block and just love those fabrics! It's going to be a beautiful quilt!

suzitee said...

I'm playing with this BOM too...couldn't resist the Vintage Modern :) It will take you no time at all to catch up, the blocks come together pretty quickly. I've been throwing out those little blocks...didn't even think about saving them! Duh!

Raewyn said...

Your block is lovely Nicky - the fabric you are using is so fresh and pretty. Good news about the HST, you'll be able to make something really lovely with those. Hope you have perfect lambing weather!

Fiona said...

great block and you have got the points perfect!!! just lovely fabrics ... first lambs.... so sweeet....
Hugz

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am playing with this one also and like you have been saving those little blocks :o)

Clara said...

Lovely block, I do like the fabric too!

Schulz Family said...

Wow you are working on two quilts at a time. I love it when quilts give you other pieces to piece!!

Michelle said...

Great fabrics, love the block too!

Tatkis said...

Lovely block and cute squares!
Congrats on your first lamb :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Maria said...

Gorgeous block Nicky and I love the fabric and colours. Spring, lambs, sunshine, stitching - a perfect combination.

Maria said...

Gorgeous block Nicky and I love the fabric and colours. Spring, lambs, sunshine, stitching - a perfect combination.

Valda Mason said...

great fabric, been shearing around here and lambs will be arriving. BOM what a wonderful idea.

A Little Stitching Time said...

Good on you for starting your mystery blocks!!

Hanne-Kristine said...

Gorgeous block ;)

Suzanne said...

Nice start to the mystery blocks!

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