Ceri of Inspired by Felix challenged us with paper piecing! The request was for "food and or drink, paper pieced". Now, I had a big advantage here as I've been nattering to Ceri on the phone a fair bit, so I had a very clear idea in my head of what she was after and what she might like... So I really went to town and it was SO. MUCH. FUN!!!
|The Smoothies block!|
Jennie of Just a Little Stitch asked us all to do a self portrait. Massively adventurous, very challenging, but, oh dear - me? On fabric? I dont like looking in the mirror. Surprisingly enough I hardly have any photos of myself. So, that was a big challenge for me to begin with! If I'd been doing anyone else I'd have been fine... but I didnt want to be the only brit bee to completely wimp out and not appear in person. I'm not going to go into all the details, but eventually I got someone else to help me alter a photo to limit the colours, I printed the photo on fabric, and I decorated the block. I'm a bit disappointed with myself that I didnt come up with something more creative, but after 2 whole months of worrying about it and struggling, I decided that I should stop being such an arse and just get something done. So here it is.
|the text says "her sewing went like a dream" and yes, if I could get the picture any smaller I would ;-)|
Finally (for now!) Jo of A Life in Lists gave us some gorgeous Heather Ross fabrics and asked for blocks with the theme of "Circles". This was another first for me, but one I've been dying to try for some time, so I really enjoyed it.
|Block one, star around a circle in a circle.... think it'll pass the circle theme?!|
|Block Two Rapunzel and appliquéd circles.|
So, with all this trying new things, expanding my skills, challenging myself, what else has been going on?
Just a healthy little reminder that I still cant do a simple quarter inch seam..... D'oh!!!