Friday, May 1, 2009

Chip, chip away

I'm trying to put a dent in my mini churn dash blocks that I need to make for an upcoming retreat. With the nice weather we've been having in So. Cal, I've been weeding and shipping for short sleeved tops, etc. Just too much time outside and not getting enough sewing time in.

The swap is for scrappy 4 1/2" blocks with cream background. I've got a few done with the freezer paper piecing method. If you've never done paper piecing with freezer paper, you should give it a try. It's great to pull off the entire piece of paper at the end and not have to pull those itty bitty pieces of paper from the back. A few years ago I tried to do a tutorial with pictures, before I knew anything about youtube. Maybe youtube wasn't even around yet! Anyway, if you want to see how I do it, go here for pictures and some instructions.
My oldest daughter Kelley, turns 30 on Monday so Sunday we'll have a bar-b-que for her. I hope in between cleaning and cooking, I get a little time to make a few more blocks this weekend. Hope you get some sewing time too.

1 comment:

Library Gal Quilts said...

Dear Liz, you are busy! Those are cute blocks! I went and looked at your tutorial and I am excited to try this. I have always thought you had to think upside down and backward to do paper piecing, but I will give it a try. I really appreciate your doing those photos and posting them! Pam in Chico