Can you believe that I walked to the post office today to get the mail? Yippee! The weather is beautiful. We must have been near the 50 degree mark. I had to check the calendar to make sure that we were still in January. ;)
Here are my latest blocks from the Skill Builder Challenge...
I can now check off block #20 Circle Appliques (bottom right corner). It was a block that involved various techniques of hand applique. The circles weren't as terrible to complete as I thought that they would be. Although, I did manage to sew the block to my pants a couple of times during the hand turned applique. Ooops!
Block #22 (in the upper right corner), the Flowering Snowball, started our introduction to curves. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed fitting the curved pieces together. Normally, I am not a lover of pinning fabric to death, but it was actually fun. When time came to press the fabric, the pieces pressed down so smooth... just like magic! ;)
Block #23 was the Drunkard's Path. I arranged mine to make a circle in the center. The circle made me a little anxious when piecing the last four blocks, but everything worked out perfectly. :)
Block #24 was a beautiful block called the Curved Nine Patch. (The picture arrangement cut the green boarders off that are on the left and right sides.) I see some of the quilting blogs using a curved ruler to make this, but ours was pieced by hand. A few more templates for this one but well worth the time. I think it is a lovely block and would gladly do a whole quilt of them.
One more block to go to be caught up with the group. I need to do a Rose and Tulip applique block for #21. Why did this one not get finished?
Because this silly old bear needed to have his darling little body finished! :)