Flutterly Obsessed

In an attempt to keep the paper piecing technique fresh in my head, I plan to make at least one paper pieced block/month.

I already had a block in mind for this month but then I saw this IG post by @lillyellasworld that instantly changed my mind. A free pattern! And it’s so pretty!

Pretty much as soon as I walked in the door from work on Friday evening I started on the pattern.

I pulled fabrics from a stack that was sitting close at hand, grabbed the coloring sheet and haphazardly colored in flutter by two.

The coloring does not have to be perfect and besides, I needed to finish this block before I started getting sleepy.

Here’s my Friday finish.

I absolutely love my fabric choices, just not the order in which I used them. If I would’ve slowed my roll, and thought about it a little more, I would’ve made the body and antenna yellow to be a better contrast to the stunning background fabric. Even though the antenna is pretty much lost, I do love the block.

I decided I would make another block on Saturday. I didn’t think I had enough of that background fabric* to make one w/a lighter colored body, so I pulled some solids, which I did put more thought into (you cannot tell from my coloring though) and this is my Saturday make.

And then I decided to go for a trifecta. This one would be totally different than the other two; low volume neutrals! I never do low volume anything. And I didn’t even use a coloring sheet for this one! Here’s my Sunday finish.

I really like the look and movement that lined background fabrics lend to these blocks. I discovered this when I made Proud Mary. This will probably be my MO going forward, especially when I make patterns by Lillyella.

*As I started drafting this, I checked to see just how much of the background fabric I have left from that first block. It just may be enough for one more block! I’ll keep you posted!

Until next time, God bless and happy stitchin’!

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She is Finished

I’ve dubbed her Proud Mary.

If you want a closer look, she will be on display at the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show in Mesa AZ, March 22-24, 2018.

The pattern is called Wicked Weaver by Lillyella Stitchery.

My original plan was to put her on the back side of my Scrappy Webs quilt. But once I started piecing it, I knew she would be too awesome to be on the back of anything.

I thought the striped fabric would make a fabulous, web-like background, and I love the way it turned out. She finished at 23″ x 26″.

Until next time, Happy Stitchin’!

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Progress on MSP

MSP stands for Merry Sparkle Punch. The pattern is called Sparkle Punch; I added the “Merry” because I’m using mostly “Christmassy” fabrics.

Here’s the different star sets and amounts required to assemble a 60″ x 72″ top.

• 80 sets of 5 squares to make whole stars

• 14 sets of 4 squares to make three-quarter stars

• 2 sets of 3 squares to make half stars

• 18 single squares to make quarter stars

Anyway, I went all gang busters on it last week and more than doubled the number of sets to make the whole stars. I went from 29 to 65.

My fabric cutter, Bruno, and 3.5″ die (multiple squares), played a huge part in my progress.

Not only did I use it to cut all the squares I need…

(Click here —> to read about AccuCut vs AccuQuilt.)

I also used it to trim up my star points!Bruno is most efficient! He’s a keeper for sure!

With this being said and done, MSP is temporarily going on the back burner, so I can work on a couple of necessary quick makes.

Happy stitchin’!

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I’m not what I should be, I’m not what I could be,

but I’m not what I was. This is the testimony of every Christian.

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