This year is already in a hurry...
For all those excited Paper Piecing Enthusiasts ..... Here is our next installment of "In the Garden" Block of the Month.
First up - The Humming bird
I sew up and make each segment finished first and then I start sewing them together according to the instruction sheet (to see if I told you to do it right) and this was the end result.....
This little bird is so cute. The block is 12" (30cm)
Do not forget that in paper piecing you get a mirrored effect - that's why he faces the opposite way in the end.
Second block - The Hibiscus flower
(we need to make 2 blocks this month because we need to be finished with them by September, so now and in July we will be doing a little extra work)
For the flower I used batik fabrics to get a variagated look on the petals. Again I make all my segments first and then start putting them together. It sometimes feels like I'm making a puzzle and can only see the picture when I'm done. This block is also 12" (30cm) and on the Easy Level.
Here are both of my blocks for February. As you can see I'm using the same fabric for all my blocks' backgrounds.
I really need to work on putting up a 'design wall' - a place where you can leave the blocks up and get a visual of what you're doing and can arrange them.
The photos I take are with my iPhone, so sorry about the quality. Only camera I have. I think when the design wall is up, I will take some new photos. Some of the photos I have make it seem that I work in the dark and the flash just - well, what can I say..... LOL!
I will be putting up NEW LINKS to each block from now on - some of you have mentioned that you can't find them - sorry about that - I didn't even think of that, so nice advice. Thanks.
Links will be in the PP BoM Page at the top of the blog that will take you directly to the blocks in my Craftsy shop or you can just click the link that you see on any of the posts - Craftsy and you will go to the shop in general.
There will also be a "Link-Up" for your finished blocks on the PP BoM Page (top of blog).
Also ....... Please add your new photos to the Flickr group. Button on right side bar.
Hope You have lots of FUN!