Friday, 25 June 2010

School House block

I've just finished making this block for July for our European virtual bee. It was a bit challenging, especially the angled seams and the fact that it finishes at 6 inches, but it was fun to work on and I especially enjoyed adding the tiny, tiny embroidery in one of the windows.

My month is September, and I have yet to decide what to send out for my block, but I've still got a couple of months to think about it.

I seem to have had a funny few days. DH is away on business, and I've cleaned the whole house. I didn't fancy getting on with the second quilt for our guest bedroom, probably because I've just finished the matching quilt and I don't fancy dealing with the same fabrics all over again. I've been working on some 'liberated' blocks to make a birthday quilt for my sister-in-law for August, and I've been practising some machine quilting. I've also been doing quite a lot of hand sewing now that Wimbledon's started. So far the weather has held up, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed; though mind you some rain would be good too so that I don't have to keep watering the garden!


scraphappy said...

What an adorable little school house block. The little plant in the windowsill just makes it so much fun. I was amazed at the really long match -- hard to imagine playing tennis for that long.

Rhonda said...

Hi Amanda, just trying to visit all my favorite blog.....I've been busy with yard work, and family reunions.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Simone de Klerk said...

Glad to see a clear finished block! I will start mine this weekend. I have been putting it beside me, since it is not really my kind of work.
Love the tiny stitchery you added!

Amelia said...

School house block turned out great looking...I agree the angles could prove to be a stumbling block in difficulty...but you managed and it looks perfect.

Karen said...

You did a good job piecing the schoolhouse block. I like the embroidery in the one window. Cute idea.

Kay said...

That is a really beautiful design. I love the idea of putting the white fabric strips to show the edges. Gorgeously done, Amanda!