Remember this post, just a few days ago. Well, my heart just couldn't take it, neither could my mind. So all week, in preparation for my Saturday Sew A Thon with my friend Karen, I gathered and measured and with all my design senses at attention, I was ready to go!!!
Here is a peek into our absolutely fabulous day!!
I started with my arcs and spikes. These were all paper pieced according to the templates in Quilts With A Spin. Great book! And they were ALL done with scraps. Do you see a little Kaffe in there??
My Whirly Gig circle was not done from the book. The book called for reverse applique. If I can find a way to machine piece it, I will! I used the template, shown in the photo, to rotary cut them. But I did have to trim the circle smaller so the arcs would fit. The template was from the Sue Ross BOM, but I know that John Flynn has similar templates available, just click here.
Karen was working on a Kim McClean pattern and chose to do hers in repros. Karen loves primitives and is also a very talented rug hooker!!
Here she is happily sewing away. Don't you just love the Sue Spargo block behind her?
Karen has two dogs who kept us company throughout the day, but little old Rocky here is definitely a fabric lover. Karen likes to spread all her fabric choices out on the floor, but she can't see them all, because Rocky jumps right on into his new soft bed!
Karen decides to take a break with Rocky. Whew! Sewing really can tire you out. See the brightly colored rug Karen hooked in the upper left corner... I love it! Now hold on for the BIG finish...
TA DA!! Yes, I was able to complete two blocks and start a third. You can see that each whirly gig will be a different bright color and my backgrounds are all different black and white fabrics.
And look at Karen's finishes for the day. She is truly an applique queen both needle turn and machine applique. Karen has them down pat. She also began prepping her next block.
So that was our Saturday... F. U. N!!
Tomorrow, don't forget to come back here for Pat Sloan's Ruler Blog Hop. You could be the lucky winner of this...
a COMPLETE SET of her new Cutting Edge rulers and possibly a prize from me too!
See you then!
Until Next Time...