Sunday, September 8, 2013

L-11 Caitlin's Rose

My 1930's block, love this fabric!!! I now have 12 blocks done, only 157 to go!!
And this one is for my Jane's Little Schoolhouse block!!

This is what I did last night before bed and continued this morning. The blocks are both paper pieced. The cutting instructions were from Doreen who has the fabulous 13 Months of Dear Jane blog, although it is now closed. I am SO GLAD she had us cut larger blocks because my paper piecing skills are not fabulous and having extra fabric helps immensely!!!!

 I would have to say that I am more than messy when I am paper piecing!!

Once the blocks were done I was ready to put my little pink one into a Jane's Little Schoolhouse block!! I have all the pieces cut for all the blocks, so assembly is fairly easy at this point.
The roof is paper pieced. I like to fold the sewing lines as it gives me guidelines when I flip the paper over to place the fabric.
I pin the first fabric to the paper.
Second fabric and notice that I have pre cut the angles/sewing edge. I am miserable at angles, truly miserable. So precutting has prevented many tears as in crying!!! :^)
Getting ready for another fabric, but because the pieces are cut extra big, I need to trim first.
All trimmed and ready to stitch.
Laying down the sky piece.
All sewn!!
And all trimmed. Ready to pull the paper off.
I hold a ruler down on the stitching line when I pull the paper off. That way I am not pulling all my stitches out!!! 
And the finished block!!! 6 done and 3 to do!!! Woohoo!!!
Have a Great Day, Take Care, Happy Quilting, and keep those seam rippers SHARP!!! Martha

1 comment:

  1. Both of these blocks turned out beautiful and I especially LOVE your little pink schoolhouse!


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