Monday, 26 August 2013

Busy-busy?

I had a four day weekend and what did I do?  I faffed mostly (a.k.a. procrastinated) but I did manage this block in a record 2 hours and 36 minutes (which includes tearing all the paper off and pressing it!!):


The pattern is by Kristy @ Quiet Play and is FREE on Craftsy until the end of August so get it quick!  I added a button for the handle instead of piecing it, made a flat edge on the side of the cupboard door and I even managed to add some selvages to make 'real' books... but they are upside down!!  Oops - still haven't got my head round that part of foundation piecing!

And speaking of Quiet Play, I was the lucky person who won the draw over at Pretty Bobbins for Kristy's Celebration patterns!  Yay - I LOVE all of her patterns and to win some is definitely a celebration!  Thank you Gemma and thank you Kristy!  Also, a huge thank you to Barbara of Won't To Be Quilter who sent me six fab fat quarters in June - thank you so much Barbara and I am sorry I forgot to share the news earlier!   

I also managed to make a Zakka Happy Hexie Trivet too - but somehow missed a row of triangles!  I used two layers of wadding PLUS a layer of Insulbright so the 5 layers in total gives it some great body!


Well, the weekend is nearly over - hope you faffed to your hearts content this weekend and enjoy the week ahead!

Linking to WIP Wednesday

14 comments:

Janine said...

Your block and Trivet look great :)

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Wooohoo! That's an impressive time to get that block made and paper removed! I love how yours turned out. Great idea to use the selvedges and make a stack of books!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Great block Amy - and finished soooo quickly! Don't stress about those upside-down books. My room is so disorganised that many of the stacks look exactly like that. :)

Sooli said...

Champion effort on that block, it looks amazing, love the black and white door! Never underestimate the importance of a bit of faffing about now and again - one of my favourite words by the way! Hope to get my block done today as I have a bonus day off work due to flooding of my building - good news for our office is no damage but building is closed so home early with time to sew, yay!

Charlotte said...

amazing block! Remember how you used to be scared of paper piecing? You ROCK!!!!

Kelly said...

Love it! You certainly do ROCK!!

DeborahGun said...

Great block and love your fabric choices for the trivet.

Amy DeCesare said...

Wow, you've been busy! My sister made that stash block, too. It's a winner! Love your little trivet, with the pretty colors.

Pippa Parsons said...

ohhh Im so behind with that bom, will get the block though incase I ever catch up lol

Laura said...

That looks complicated! Great block :)

poppyinstitches said...

they are brilliant, love the trivet!

treewytch said...

Love your trivet! the colours are gorgeous and the extra thickness makes it look very strokeable.

moira said...

genius fabric stash cupboard block

Indianna said...

Love the trivet, but that quilt cupboard is amazing.