Happy Monday everyone:)
I had such a productive weekend:) All I did was, sew-eat-read Leilas tuts-sew-sleep-sew-eat-start on a new pillow... which I haven't finished yet cause my parents visited yesterday evening!!I managed though to catch up with Skill Builder QAL!!!
So, this is Block 4 - pinwheels parade!! Well, I know it's not even close to being presentable!!! This is what happens when you think you own 1/4 stitching and not pay too much attention while cutting and sewing!!!
And this is block 5 - Arizona, which I think turned out so much better than pinwheels parade even though cutting and resizing ALL those HSTs and pressing all those seams seemed to have NO end!!! I also have discovered that I need to mark all 1/4 seams, when it comes to sewing. I know that it's not too much of a time saver, but it surely helps me be more accurate.
And last this is block 6 Bow ties which was so much easier to make comparing to the two previous blocks!!! When I was at the point to sew the 4 halves together I asked Mr. H to help me decide on the layout of the final block. I love that there are so many possibilities for just one block!! This is my layout:)
Probably you might already know this (but I had no clue), there is also a 3D layout of this block. Lovely Beth from Sweet Bee Buzzings had posted some time ago a tutorial on how to make this block with a puffy look.
And these are all my finished blocks together!!! Scrappy, scrappy, scrappy!!!But I love it so far!!!
On another note, I've started working on a pillow for my mother. She loved the pinwheels parade block, so I thought why don't I make her a quilted pinwheel pillow??? I've already started on the quilting, I stitched in the ditch and outlined one out of 5 pinwheels. She saw it yesterday evening and she already loves it!! I think it turned out so much better than my first block!! Don't you think??
Well, that's it for now, I'm already late for work!! Wishing everyone a great day!!!