Back to the Block Swap

My Big Birthday celebrations have finished – if I had an emoji here it would be a sad face. We had a lovely afternoon on Saturday, when our daughter, her husband and Robyn surprised us for a walk in our local country park. This made me realise even more that it is the simple things in life which can bring the most joy. My son had been busy baking, and surprised me and my friends with a birthday cake. He delivered slices to them all before we had a zoom party. Celebrating over zoom didn’t dampen the party vibe and we all had a fabulous quiz evening.

Twisting Bears Block preparation

Tropical Bears Block Preparation

Now it’s time to get back to work. It’s been a few weeks since I last looked at the block swap blocks, and in the meantime we have had a new member to the group. Linda has joined us all the way from Spain and we are looking forward to her joining the meeting this weekend. When I looked through my stash yesterday, to find fabric for her blocks, I realised that the picture Linda sent appears to be of a primary colour scheme. I have kept the fabric choices quite muted but couldn’t resist adding a deep blue in a sashiko print into the Tropical Bear block.

Finished Twisting Bears Block

Finished Tropical Bears Block

Whist I was in cutting out mode I started preparing fabric for a bolster cushion for a Christmas gift. As I am using the butterfly ombre stripe fabric the hardest choice is which way round to position the stripes.

It is good to be back in the studio but my “to do” list seems to be getting longer rather than shorter. Time to get back to the sewing machine.

Have a good week


Published by bevmayo6129

I am a textile tutor and artist specialising in patchwork & quilting.

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