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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  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.

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

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

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

  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!

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


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