Hi Everyone! Hope you're doing great!
I have a celebration here...I actually sewed three blocks last weekend. By my count, those are the only blocks I sewed in June! Argh! But I want to share them with you today.
Our challenge was to make these bowtie blocks. You can find the tutorial at Canoe Ridge Creations. You can also read more about our challenge, here, if you'd like. We were also challenged to use "warm" colors, like orange, red, etc. We were to use white for the background or text print, if we had it. I had some text prints, but I was afraid they'd compete too much with the prints in my blocks, so I went with the white background. This one came out nearly perfect...square and almost 12.5" to the T! Woo hoo!
Next, I made this one. Althought it looks good here, it's pretty wonky if you put a 12.5" square ruler to it! Bad enough that I'd never give it to anyone. So, I'm either going to take it apart and try again (if I have time), or I'll give it to the winner of all the blocks and say she can trim it down a bit and use it on the back for a label.
So, then I made this one. I measured my "parts" after each step to make sure I was sewing accurately. And this one came out perfect, too. I have no idea what I did on the second one, as I think I did everything the same as I did on the first and third. The only thing I can figure is that I was sewing on the machine I usually use to embroider (trying to learn that machine for sewing a little better). Maybe I am just not used to that foot or something.
Anyway, I am happy with how these turned out, and I think they were fun to make. I'll be interested to see how they look when put together. I can already see that the bow ties will form "rings" when multiple blocks are put together.
If you want to see more of these blocks, hop on over to visit Ellie Q. She finished some nice blocks, too!
Gotta run. Much to do. First day on the "new job" at my office. :-) Have a wonderful day!
Until next time,