I had all these great plans to make all this progress on my WIP list. I was doing pretty good too. I managed to get several quilts quilted and bound (more on that later). Before I could get any farther I found myself mesmerized by all these cute little blocks I kept seeing. Every other blog in my feed was posting about them. I’ve heard them referred to as Economy blocks, Fussy Square blocks and Square In A Square blocks.
Aren’t they cute? I’ve been making the paper pieced blocks, available at What the Bobbin?. But you can also follow Rita’s instructions for regular piecing at Red Pepper Quilts. Her quilts are just beautiful. She has such a great eye for color. Paper or regular piecing….. these block are a breeze to make. And it was way fun going through my scrap bins to find fun fabrics to fussy cut. So far I have made 35 blocks and everything was from my scrap bins, I haven’t touched my stash yet.
My favorite block is the Siamese cat block (my Simon block). It’s a little darker than the rest of the blocks, but I will find a place for him in some project. I’m thinking maybe a zip pouch.
In addition to paper piecing like crazy I have also spent some time cleaning and organizing my sewing space. I sew in my basement. It’s an unfinished basement, but I have done what I can to make it more comfortable. There is a ton of space and it works nicely for me.
While cleaning and organizing I pulled some fabric that is definitely not my taste anymore. It’s beautiful and great quality quilting cotton, I just can’t see myself using it. And since I wanted to start doing regular monthly giveaways on here I figured this would be a great start.
The panel fabric is Angel and Fairies by Elizabeth Studio. The blue fairy fabric is unknown, but there is an entire yard of it. The selvage reads Fashion Fabric, nothing more. They both have a high quality “feel” to them. If you are interested in them just leave me a comment. Next Friday, 1/24, I will pick a winner randomly and notify you by email.