Monday, 26 March 2012

Sundays blocks

Well on Sunday the sun finally came out and this left me feeling ready to sew. I was able to finish up the two blocks that I had cut out on Monday which means I was able to cross a few things off my to-do list

I finally finished the firefly block for the Sew Happy Geek QAL. The QAL is now officially over, but I still plan on getting my blocks done. For some reason or another I really had trouble getting my blocks to be the correct size. My HST’s were supposed to be 3.5 and they ended up being 3....so I had to improvise. I think it still turned out pretty well in the end. My seams are not perfect, but good enough for me!


I also got my April block done for another Bee I am in. It is a wonky # sign. Since the monthly host hasn’t posted it yet I won’t say which bee it is for....lol However it was really easy to make and I used my new favourite fabric to make it. I think it turned out pretty nice


And finally my wonky house is finished up and ready for mailing. I was able to figure out how to machine stitch it. I had been practicing my blanket stitch on just a plain ole piece of fabric and it kept bunching. So I made up a little mock house using some steam a seam stuff and tried the stitch on that. It worked out a lot better with no bunching so I moved onto the real house and guess what.............It think it turned out pretty darn great for my first time ever!
I think next time I would make the stitch a little bit smaller and it isn’t perfectly straight, but I love it all the same. Here is the front 
 And because I think it looks soo cute...here is the back..lol


Okay I better go and get ready. I have an appointment to see a nutritionist today...dr.’s orders which means that is it covered by health care. Yippee why wouldn’t I go then? I hope she can give me a few tips to help beat these illnesses from adding to my waistline J

I am also going to link up with the Manic Monday Linky Party over at SEWHAPPYGEEK. Go on over and take a look to see what everyone is doing :)
Sew Happy Geek
Take care,

7 comments:

  1. Love the blocks. Hope your appointment goes great.

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  2. Your sew along and bee blocks look cool! And your wonky house looks great. I like it when the blanket stitch is done with a thread that mostly matches the fabric. As you practice with it you'll find an exact setting that you'll like to use.

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  3. I don't see an uneven seem anywhere....love the color of that block. and that wonky house is too cute from both sides!

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  4. great blocks!! That house is just so cute, adding some sunshine to my evening :)

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  5. I love all of these blocks!! The firefly one is very cool! :) Have fun at the nutritionist! You'll have to fill me in on what they say...Hope you had a good day!

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  6. Great wonky pound!! :) And I'm in LOVE with your wonky house! On my way over to steal it!! :P

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  7. Your firefly block is fabulous! Glad the tutorial worked for you :)

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