Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pocket Patchwork continues


I sewed up Block 3 of Pam Buda's Pocket Patchwork sew along.


Pam used 16 different lights and darks for her block, but I used 2 each of 8 fabrics instead.  I started by making 16 oversized half square triangles, and then trimmed them down to 1 1/2 in size.

To help reduce bulk, I constructed the block in quadrants, instead of rows:

and rotated the seam intersections wherever possible.

Here are the 3 blocks we have made so far:

On a completely different note...
I went to JoAnn's fabrics yesterday to pick up some needles.  I saw that they had all Christmas decor at 90% off, so of course I had to nosy around a bit.  I was surprised to see that they still had a few of the houses from their Christmas village series.
Perhaps these were passed over because they actually have "JoAnn's Fabric and Crafts" printed above the door.   But have a look inside:
Bolts of fabric at the cutting table!

The price on the corner of the box says $49.99.  But at 90% off it was only 5 dollars, so home it came.  I won't even take it out of the box until next Christmas, but it will sure be fun to unpack it next year.

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7 comments:

  1. OOh my Mum would LOVE that little shop. She has a model village which we try to add to every year.
    I'm loving these little blocks.

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  2. Great find at JoAnn's! I never find stuff like that! Your squares are adorable! Dying to see what you do with them!

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  3. What cute little blocks! And yeah, I'd have bought the fabric store, too!

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  4. That Christmas find was worth the nosy around! Your little blocks are sensational!

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  5. I love that little shop! Especially because I am a JoAnne, too. (Although they spell it wrong.) I also like how you sewed that block to "pinwheel" the seams. Cool trick!

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  6. Wow...awesome mini blocks! Great job!

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