So here is my entry for the "And Sew On..." Block of the Month Challenge over at Kristy's Blog "Quiet Play".
This month's block is called "Just Spoolin' Around" and since I decided that using solids would be too boring, and I didn't want to use textured fabrics on the thread part of the spools either, I simply machine stitched along my fabric pieces, to make them look like there's actually thread on them. These close-up pictures were all taken in normal daylight. I apologise for the bad quality, I desperately need a new camera, but unfortunately the one that I bought made even worse pictures so I sent it back and have now been using my old one again.
Also this block was created on my mum's machine, the machine I've been using for over 2 years until buying my own one last Christmas, a Singer Confidence 7647, which is now off to be repaired. Seems I got a Monday model, as everything was going fine, she was sewing fine, too, but then started to make these scratchy noises on the inside - somewhere behind the actual program key part of the machine - which got so bad at some point that it sounded like something was abrading on the inside. So yeah, now she's off to the doctor and I miss her already!
That aside, I have to say, I'm really starting to love paper-piecing as I am beginning to get a bit more practice with these blocks. It's so much fun and great for an extensive scrap stash like mine.
Can't wait for the April block now. So roll on April! ;)
And I apologise in advance, but there will be two blog posts today, lol!