I came across the Sugar Block Club whilst reading Space for the Butterflies, Carie and I being old friends who when given half a chance love to knit and quilt together. Carie had found this new adventure and I am ashamed to admit that I jumped straight in. I did try to resist but the lure was far too strong. Carie’s photography and tale telling skills is one of the reasons why I have a Lizard ridge blanket in my home, but I have got my own back at times, she posses a Christmas tree skirt after my emailing to see if she fancied learning how to make one and I am really not sure who led who to do the block a month at the Quilters Den in Warwick. Carie finished hers, mine’s still in bits, somewhere.
So when she put her lovely photography up, I was like, Oooooohhhhh. (does this translate to the written word?) And in the blink of an eye I just happened to be visiting John Lewis, just to look over the last of the fabric, quilting cottons, winter sales… Just a little peek.
And there was just one corner, a little corner, which just happened to have all these fabrics at half price, and they were all in my colour palette. I took it as a sign…
I must say I don’t know anything about Stitchery Dickory Dock but it is a delightful site, the instructions are crystal clear and it is a real pleasure to find a block of the month quilt that is FREE. I find that just wonderful.
Onto the block, I put a new blade into my rotary cutter and blew the dust off my 1/4” foot, set up my ironing board and iron and set to work.
And soon I had this.
And then with careful sewing and much pressing I had these pieces,
which were then sewn into this.
Don’t look too carefully, my corners are so well out. I haven’t done fine piece quilting like this for a long time, its going to take a while to learn the techniques again. But I did so enjoy it. I learn’t a new way to make flying geese which was very amusing and made me giggle out loud when I saw how it went together. When I finished and gave the piece its final press, I was in my happy, happy place and all was well with my world. And I can’t ask for more than that.