Mine was both, I worked on my projects yesterday and then spent time with my family on Sunday. So nice! We went to the Indianapolis Children's Museum. What a great place! If you are ever in Indianapolis it is well worth the stop.
Here is what I have to show for Saturday's work:
This is the Craftsy BOM for April: English Paper Piecing. This is block 1- it my Hexie Stipe. I hand pieced the stripes together, starched, and ironed both sides and pulled the paper pieces. Then I used a white thread to topstitch them down to the Kona white background. I love the colors, they are bright and happy and make me smile :)
Next is Aprils Craftsy BOM block 2. This was a challenge block by Amy of StitcheryDickeryDock
We were to use one 2 inch Hexie and at least 14 three quarter inch hexies to design what ever we could. I chose this design and asked my blog readers what they thought it was as the desing could be several things. The overwhelming majority thought it was a snowflake, so be it: My Spring Snowflake. Some of the pieces were fussy cut to show the design, like the middle pink hexie on the right - two lovebirds.
Next was my Retro Flowers QAL.
Chain piecing-- it really does help
5 sets of curved petals completed (12 curved pieces/block). 16 total blocks. Only 10 more blocks to go!!
and one final word on this pattern:
Starch is your friend! (with the curves it really does help to keep them from stretching!)
Other Projects I worked on: Jacks Jungle Quilt - started the hand embroidered smiles
Generals' Wives April Block: Cut our and ready to piece (I think I referred to this previously as the Generals Daughter's BOM --my mistake)
And finally, the giveaway for the Vintage Modern Charm pack is closed and the winner is:
If Toys Could Talk
who posted the comment below. Congratulations and Thank you to all who entered and signed up to follow!
- Congratulations! I'd love to win this charm pack. It looks perfect for a purse or baby quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!
Have a Great Monday!!
Linking with Katie since all my hexies were from stash!! Yea!!