I've been loving foundation piecing and I made this cute teapot block yesterday.
I'm not sure what it'll end up being, but as I have a few foundation pieced patterns with a lot of kitchenalia on them, I might end up with a kitchen quilt. I have cute aprons, cups and saucers, stacking bowls, cakes, mixers etc......but for now I need to make some teacups - I can't leave the teapot all alone without any company.....it's like having strawberries and no cream, fish and no chips or salt and no pepper....it's just not right :)
I've also been making some padded heart garlands for my daughter.
I'm hand finishing the last one today and then I can get to some more foundation piecing and also make a few more blocks for my scrappy tripalong.....so all in all a great day, lots of sewing to be done and the sun is also shining :)
I discovered a Scrappy Tripalong over at Red Pepper Quilts and followed the links and decided to join in. I love scrappy quilts but never really delve into my scraps as I always worry will this go with that etc......but I am loving this, the blocks are so addictive.
Here's the first one I made....I made mine a little bigger as I have so much yardage that I thought I'd cut strips off it to use and by making the blocks with 8 strips I could cut each WOF into half and it was more economical :)
And here are the first four blocks together......it's very freeing just pulling out different strips and sewing them together and learning not to worry (too much) about how they all fit :)
Why don't you join in....it's a lot of fun and uses up a lot of scraps :)
Happily I can report that my Jack Attack quilt is finished....and quite literally finished just in time. It is my nephews 21st birthday today (Mon) and we were having a surprise birthday party for him at my sister's house on Sunday afternoon, so I had to have the quilt finished fore the party, and I finished the last stitch on the binding at 10pm on Friday night and spent Saturday evening snipping off and burying any loose threads.
I loved it, loved making it and my nephew loved it too. I think it's a great pattern, so versatile and it can look so different depending on which fabrics you use.
If you'd like to make one for yourself you can find the instructions over at Lilys Quilts. I can tell you that this was so easy to do, Lily's instructions were great and you get a stunning looking quilt, especially for a guy. There are not many patterns that I think suit a young man, but this is definitely one for the guys :)