Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sewing this past week...

A couple of weeks ago Kelly of kelbysews (who I know mainly from Twitter) asked for some volunteers to help her out testing her new paper-pieced wonky alphabet pattern, I jumped up and said that sounds like fun! Kelly sent me three of the harder letters to test - B, G, and (surprise, surprise) K. It was good times let me tell you!

Okay, I have a bit of a confession to make the B was actually supposed to be a D but I totally screwed up on that one and sewed the fabric to the wrong side of the paper, but hey, it worked out since I think I might be making the whole alphabet anyway and least it came out as another letter that's still usable *wink*. Like my house socks?

This block uses prints from Tula Pink's Parisville Collection and Laurie Wisbrun's Tufted Tweets. I have a lot of scraps left over from my Tula Pink Parisville fat quarter bundle (because I made something quite big that I'll be sharing soon) so they feature in every block.

The G features prints from Tula Pink's Parisville, and Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet and Meadowsweet 2.

And finally the K features fabrics from Tula Pink's Parisville, Denyse Schmidt for JoAnn Fabrics, and Oliver + S' City Weekend. And in case anyone is interested the background fabric used in all three is Kona White (at least I'm pretty sure it's White and not Snow).

Kelly blogged about her Wonky Alphabet pattern both here and here and it is now available for purchase from Kelly's shop if you guys are interested. Just as an FYI Kelly's pattern is available only in PDF format and does not include paper-piecing instructions.

Now I'll leave you with a little sneak-peak of what I've been working on for the last couple of days...


  1. oh a plus quilt! yay! love the letters too! i bought my pattern from her and am so excited to whip some up!

  2. Love your socks!! Your quilt is going to be amazing!