And it is fun to have the sewing fabric in different weights and colors. I am drawn to the beautiful shape of a sewing machine.Of course I like buttons and notions and scissors and thread. This fabric has it all.This set of 3 colors is probably my favorite. I really like dress forms too. Even though I don't sew clothes very often any more. This one has words, bolts of fabric, thimbles (see that Thimbleanna), pins, pincushions, and irons. I really like the little irons here on this fabric. And the measuring tape adds whimsy. Have you seen the new Jennifer Paganelli hexagon cheater cloth? I've been hearing a lot about the return of "whole cloth" quilts. This would make a fabulous whole cloth quilt. The fabric and colors are vibrant and lovely. The shape of a hexagon is really "in" right now and this fabric couldn't be more perfect to showcase that trend.Our local quilt group is making a sampler quilt this year to celebrate the 20th birthday of the group. Every month we make 2-4 new blocks for the sampler. One of the blocks this month comes from my friend Kim. Kim has a fabulous blog. I mean fabulous. She is extremely talented soI was excited to make her block.
It was a joy to make. Don't you love blocks that have taken into consideration that you might not be a perfect sew-er and they allow some fudge room to trim off? I was so happy to piece these small blocks and then be able to trim them to almost perfection. I admit I must have admired and played with them for a bit before sewing them together in the finished block.I am very happy how my block turned out and loved using this darling fabric in 3 color ways with the little unexpected blue rose middle stripe and then a fussy cut beehive. I just may have to make more than one of these Kim blocks. I could make this block over and over. If you are interested to see what blocks we are making this year in our sampler. You can go to my google web page here for the patterns. I'm really enjoying the challenge of the sampler blocks. My contribution will be a block in September. And I've come up with a few ideas . . .we'll see how it goes.
It has rained almost every day this week here in Alpine Utah. I love it. The late spring rain reminds me of Pennsylvania. It has been cool and lovely. I could really do with more days like today sprinkled throughout the summer.
Happy Weekend Sewing.