Saturday, 21 September 2013

And Sew On - I Like Big Stash



I've been working on the final And Sew On blocks from Kristy at Quiet Play.  This is August's block, entitled I Like Big Stash.  I wish I really did have a cupboard full of fabric and that it was as organised as this one!



Before I'd sewn the sections together, I couldn't see how this would work at all.  It didn't look like anything, let alone what it was supposed to.  But then, as if by magic, it transformed!



The piles of fabric used some very tiny pieces, but they weren't difficult at all.  There was one part that I resewed 4 times as I kept putting it on upside down!  I think it was one of those pieces of floor...



If this was my stash cupboard, it would be my Bonnie and Camilla stash cupboard, so I'd have to have others for the rest of my fabrics.



Oh, I wanted to show you a tool I use when paper piecing.  One of my guild mates laughed at me, but I actually find it really useful for smoothing down the pieces when paper piecing and especially for pressing seams open with patchwork.  It is just so much easier on small pieces than a massive great big iron.



I tihnk it's a Clover Mini Iron, but I might be wrong.  Finally, I have a shot of the back of my block. Just because...




Related posts

block 1 - Measure Twice
block 2 - disaster
block 2 - You little ripper

18 comments:

Jane Galley said...

Oh, wow, what a lovely block, and I love your mini iron

Oops-Lah said...

Now that's what I call a very cute block! It would be lovely just on its own as little wall hanging for a sewing room. Can't wait to see all your blocks together.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

It looks just fabulous! Well done!

Chrissie said...

Great block, I agree with you about the mini iron, I have one and find it invaluable and kinder on the wrists and hands.

Fiona said...

your block is great.. and a most impressive stash!!!??? I don't have one of those irons but I do fancy one... especially good for little things..
Hugz

JoJo said...

Are all your blocks going to be made into a quilt?

heart of charnwood said...

What a great iron, who would be so cruel as to laugh at you for that *cough*!! Seriously, love this block it is a fab bit of paper piecing, and really does look like a cupboard full of fabricy loveliness, just gorgeous.

Sandra :) said...

I love that block! I've never seen one like that - what a fantastic design, and you did a perfect job on it, Wendy - open Pandora's box (cabinet) and find a (fabric) treasure!

pennydog said...

I would love a mini iron, she doesn't know what she's talking about!There are wooden rollers you can get too, not sure if they're any good or not.

Little Treasures said...

WOW! What an amazing piece!!

Nicky said...

Love this block, it is adorable. Imagine having a stash cupboard like that full of B & C fabrics, it would be absolute 'Bliss'!

legato1958 said...

Your block is beautiful! Love the wallpaper... and your Bonnie and Camille stash piles!

Susie

Anita said...

Hi Wendy,
Look like there's quite a bit of action going on your way. Love the work you're doing. Enjoy.
Cheers, Anita.

Ella and Nesta said...

Brilliant! I think you used the right fabrics for everything. I love the cupboard too, perfect!

Ella and Nesta said...

It's great! The fabric you used is perfect, the cupboard really stands out! Really cool!

Joy McD said...

I love that block! It would make a nice standalone for a wallhanging as well... xxx

Samantha said...

Bonnie & Camille! *SWOON*

CeLynn said...

Love,love,love your stash cupboard ;) I have a small iron too (although not that small) it is wonderful for working with small pieces.