Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Some sewing

Hey there my lovely friends! I hope you all are well. I'm melting a wonderful new wax tart today that I got from Can-Do Candles & Tarts, called "Mary's Margaritas." Oooh it is so yummy! Love aromatherapy.
It takes me forever to finish a quilt block for a BOM. I think I have a short attention span. I do one thing and then I put it aside to do something totally unrelated. Anyway I finally finished the January block for Shabby Fabrics' free Block of the Month. I did only start it this month, mind you! I used Pam Kitty Morning's white with yellow dot for the background, which will be the same every month.
I used a variegated DMC floss for the snowflakes. Just a little subtle variation, from cream to pink to yellow...isn't it pretty?
I just love this cute little snowman! Hmmm, maybe it's a snowwoman, with the pink?
I made a few changes from the pattern. I did not embroider window panes, because the fabric was pretty much self-paned. I also did not add snowflakes to the front of the house...I think the polka dots kind of look like snowflakes already. And, I used jumbo rick rack instead of fabric for the eaves. As you can see, I used the fuse-and-blanket stitch method of applique. I was not about to attempt that with all those curves! Eek.

I'll add the doorknob button later. So now I'm not sure if I should just continue in order and go to February, or just pick up on the current month and go back to February (and probably March) when I get to them. I'm leaning towards going back to them later. What would you do?
If you haven't already, don't forget to enter my giveaway for the latest Gooseberry Patch cookbook! I'll draw a winner on Saturday. Go to this post to enter.

Enjoy your day!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    It is adorable! I love the colors you chose. Go back to them later :)

  2. Oh my gosh that block is so so SEW cute.

  3. Love your block!!!
    I did block 1--but that is all for now--though I am collecting the patterns!!
    as for me--I have to do them in order--darn!!!!
    but I would do maybe Feb, then do Aprils--
    then do March's and May's in the same month and then you are all caught up!!!!
    Hugs, di and miss gracie

  4. Your block is so cute! Can't wait to see the next one.

  5. I'm an "in order" type of girl so that would be my vote. Your block is VERY cute! Stitching is so perfect. my stitches are all over the place.


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