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Saturday, 2 February 2013

And Sew On - February - You Little Ripper!

I was itching to see which block would be next in the And Sew On series at Quiet Play and this month it was the most important sewing tool (well most often used at my house) - the stitch ripper!

Woohoo!  I can't believe I have finished February's block already!  This seriously has to be some kind of record for me - miraculous even.  I had planned on making it on Wednesday, my day off and usual sewing day but I managed to squeeze in some bonus sewing time this afternoon and got stuck into it.  I had already played around last night trying to work out what fabrics to use so I was ready to start!

I was surprised how quickly I managed to make this one. It looks more complicated than it is and only one section has very small pieces.  I do recommend writing which fabric you are going to put in each section on the actual pattern pieces as its very easy to get confused when you're in the middle of it.  I had to go back and unpick a section when I put green fabric where my pink floral should have been but that was my own silly fault as I had written it on the pattern and didn't check!  Doofus!

Anyway here it is:

The only thing I would change is that I ended up with a light section of my green fabric near a seam against a darker section so it shows up more than it needs to around the points of the stitch ripper - a minor issue.  The trickiest decision was what colour to use for the background.  I was worried the yellow daisy print was too patterned and the joins would look wrong but I think because its quite pale, its not a problem.

If you missed it, here is my version of last month's block, Measure Twice:

If you'd like to make this block, head over to Kristy's blog for the link.  The pattern is available free for this month only in her Craftsy shop!

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  1. It looks great! I wrote on the back of my pattern too so I knew where to put things!

    Loving your fabric choices - and impressed at how quickly you've done this one! :)

  2. Your blocks are really lovely! Such rich tones.
    I use colored pencils to color in my pattern to use the right fabrics.



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