January

It’s been unseasonably warm in SC. I would love to say that it seems odd to be sewing a strawberry in January, but it honestly feels like they should already be ripening.

The precious strawberry block was selected by Angie at GnomeAngel and designed by Bec at Skyberries Handmade.

The starflower block tutorial is by Ellison Lane. If you’ve never sewn half-square triangles, this is a great first block.

 

I think I did fairly well, but I definitely need to work on my ironing skills. My seams seem to have shadows.  On the plus side, MolliSparkles said my block has a lot of joy in it!  Wheeeee!  🙂

Right now, I’m working with some brights, but I may do have done (see below!)another colorway pulling from my scrap bin of vintage, repurposed (read: old clothes) and hand-me-down grandma fabrics. I’m going to push myself to sew from my stash for this entire project, so this could get pretty interesting.  Stay tuned.

Strawberry Block Fabric Choices:
White patterned background: Hop Dot in Cherry from Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane Collection
Berry: Beatrice, Leo, Herman, and Elda from Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Mostly Manor Collection; Valentine by Kona Cotton
Stem and Leaves: Felix, Felix, and Beatrice from Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Mostly Manor Collection
Starflower Block Choices:
Yellow background: Sunny by Kona Cotton/ Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Blue: Mary from Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Mostly Manor Collection
Floral: Elda from Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Mostly Manor Collection

Vintage Blocks:

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