Tuesday, March 22, 2016

52 weeks of creativity: Vienna

The "Riesenrad" (Giant Wheel) in Vienna on a dreary winter day.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016


The challenge "52 weeks of creativity" called for yellow this week. What a good excuse to buy some flowers! These are the "most yellow" ones I could get.

Friday, March 4, 2016

New block for the Splendid Sampler

Well - this block looks really easy. Quite a few pieces but nothing that would pose any problem.
First I cut all the pieces, checked the numbers once again and started sewing. Then I realized that one large green square was missing. Looked everywhere but it was gone. Cut another square and did the 4 center squares.
Started sewing the "flying geese". Sewed half of them and then realized that the placement of the the red and blue triangles needed some thinking. Ironed the four "flying geese" and laid them out with the big triangles. Decided where the red and blue triangles had to be on the other 4 "geese". Realized that 4 other squares I (think I) did cut were gone. Nowhere to be found. Cut another 4 squares. Checked the placement of the blue and red triangles once more and made the 4 remaining "geese". Had it all wrong. At this point I did stop and called it a day.
The next day I sewed all the parts together - no problem at all.

So here's the block "Focal  Point" by Natalia Bonner.

6 blocks done - 94 to go.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New block for the Splendid Sampler

"Simple Simon" by Celine Perkins

 5 blocks done - 95 to go.