Some bibs and my clamshell cushion cover as part of the Curves Class.
Rachel calls for an invisible zipper and I am comfortable putting them in, but I am also lazy ;) So I opted to use the resources I had on hand rather than make the trek to my local haberdashery store. I used the fun grey print with some bright fabric covered buttons. I kind of hope we'll use both sides of this cushion equally.
I finished two blocks for the Lucky Stars BOM, the practice block that I shared earlier in the week and yesterday I got onto the January block. I think I will make all of the blocks in the same palette and then use them for cushion covers. I'm doing the 6.5" block size so I figure I can fit four on a large cushion cover, but that might be a little busy. Either way I plan to use them as they're so pretty :)
My other finish for the week which really gives me that TGIFF feeling is a wee 10.5" block for Lara as part of our Wombat Stew Paper Piecing Bee. Lara asked for 10" finished teapot blocks that reflect us and include a selvedge. Lara was super keen on my triangle quilt and even based her bee block last year on that palette, so I used scraps to paper piece a triangle teapot for her. I love it and I hope she does too :) In fact, I think I might have to replicate this one for me. I really love those prints in the tiny triangles!
|My first EQ 7 pattern all pieced and ready to go!|
The reason that this block is significant is that it is my first pattern designed with EQ 7. My previous PP blocks were designed with Quilt Assistant which is free (and therefore wonderful) but was kind of driving me bananas. I spent a good few weeks playing around and getting frustrated with EQ 7. Kristy, the paper piecing queen warned me that EQ 7 has a learning curve and she has been very generous sharing her knowledge (thank you!!). After quite a few drafts it all came together and I'm feeling really happy with the pattern. The triangles obviously take a lot of piecing, but it is otherwise simple and straightforward. Yay! I have to download some software to turn the pattern into a PDF, but once I do it will be available as a free pattern, hopefully I'll have it ready to share next week (the weekend is family time).
|Hmmm, I possibly should have chosen a yellow which has a greater contrast... |
You can see the finished block above :)
I'm a little behind on my curves class and I want to get onto my February bee block (a great polaroid design by Fiona) but then it is back to some overdue projects.
Do you have that TGIFF feeling today? It's great when it all comes together :) Hooray for finishes!!
Bonne weekend xx
I'm linking up to TGIFF over at Made in Home.