Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Monday!

Hi Everyone,

I got to sew for a minute this weekend... Paper piecing is not my forte (I gotta take the time to figure out how to do an accent on that... I will put it on the list ) My brain does not do backwards well... at least I only had to pull three seams on this thing.

This is the March Block for Cindy at the Stash Bee... I love how it came out... but I won't be making a quikt out of it anytime soon.

I will be a little quiet again this week,. Most of you know (if you have been around for a while) that I homeschool my daughter. She still takes the state standardized tests every spring, though, and this week is that week. So we are going to be away each morning from 8 to after noon. Then I have to get all of my work done :)

The girls and I have been working on a secret project. I might announce what it is in the newsletter this month. I can't wait ... we are pretty excited about it.

Talk soon!

23 comments:

Sheila said...

Gorgeous block! I have a few foundation piecing projects on my list, but somehow I never seem to get to them...

To type "é" you type "alt" and "e" together, and then type "e" again. ;)

Needled Mom said...

I DO like the looks of that block! It looks like there are a lot of matching seams though.

Good luck with the testing!

Dee said...

That block is very striking and looks great! I'm sure she'll be really pleased with it.

piece peace said...

That is a beautiful block. Can't wait to hear about the surprise project. I hope the exams go well for your daughter.

Katy Cameron said...

Your block looks great, and good luck to your daughter!

Melissa Corry said...

Good luck to your daughter!! And now I am super curious to find out what you and the girls are making :)

java diva said...

Just wanted to drop a line, I homeschool my kids too! :)

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

You did a great job on the block! It is beautiful :) Wish Erin good luck on her tests! I am sure she will rock it! I am excited for the secret project :)

diane said...

your block is perfect for Cindy's Quilts of Valor.
Good luck with all the testing. I admire you for home schooling.
Have a good week.

Danny said...

Hey girl. I have some of these Michael Miller fabrics that I am probably going to use. They are Citron and Gray, but I think they'll be ok for the new block. http://michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Swatch_Public_MMF2.cfm?PageNum_query=1&Gnam=Citron%20Gray%20-%20Color%20Story&ShowOrder=1

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

That is so pretty! But, I know what you mean. I wouldn't be making a quilt from those anytime soon either!

Good Luck to your daughter on her tests!

CJ said...

Lovely block! I am not interested in paper piecing even though the results are beautiful.
Have fun with the standardized testing! I loved when we moved to ID and we could either not do the testing or do it ourselves at home with dh being the one in charge. We even had other homeschoolers come test along with us at that point.
I can't wait to see your surprise project!

Flying Blind... said...

The block looks great.

Good luck for the tests x

Rosa said...

The block is fantastic.Good luck for the test!

Snoodles said...

Paper piecing and I have agreed to disagree. LOL Love your block, though!

Talin's Corner said...

Very pretty block and all your points meet perfectly. So jealous.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

That is one truly gorgeous block. It would be great as the focal point of a 4th of July project, either small or large. So pretty and patriotic and Americana with those colors and patterns. Love it!

Connie said...

Beautiful block and paper piecing is something I need to work more on too!

aksherry said...

Your block is great. I love foundation piecing so much.

deborah said...

Gorgeous block! Good luck with the testing this week!

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

I love the look of this block, it really pops at you with that outlined look!

Mama Pea said...

Love your block. I think you do pretty well with paper piecing! Good luck this week!

On my keyboard, I hold down the option key and press the e. Then press e again after you let go of the option key. That creates the accent (first) and then puts the e under it. :-)

I am using a mac.

SewSealy said...

WONDERFUL! Lovely block! You did a fantastic job on it. :)