Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shoofly Block #3 - for Mel

First off, thanks to all of you who weighed in on my I-need-a-new-iron-but-don't-know-where-to-start dilemma.  For those of you who haven't, pop over here and add your 2 cents to the discussion.  I am currently taking suggestions on what to get as well as what NOT to get so let me know if you own a gem or a lemon.  It would save me a lot of headache searching around.  :)

Now, onto the block!

Mel sent me a couple lovelies - - just 2, which is perfect actually because the Shoofly block only really calls for 2 different fabrics.  Sometimes less is more and simplifying it really lets the fabrics shine.  Plus, these 2 seem to coordinate so nicely together.

This project has gotten me in the sewing room just about every other day for the last week, even if just for nap time.  It's been a great motivator to get back into doing more sewing and less thinking about sewing.  I think I was kind of caught in that rut for awhile.  For those of you with not so much time on your hands per day to sew, making blocks is a nice way to get your fix and still feel like you "finished" something.  I know I'm not the only one with a few too many U.F.O.s in the ole project basket.

Any of you non-quilters getting the quilting bug yet? C'mon, you know you want to.  ;)

****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****


Sammy July 22, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

I'll take up quilting after you teach me and Katie how to knit. Or something like that. Or even better yet, I'll figure out how to knit (and teach Katie) and you can simply make me a quilt. Sounds like a great deal, eh?

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