Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Even more paper piecing!

Well, I made it but only just :) The missing block for March in Quiet Play's And Sew On BOM is finished, which means that for about 24 hours I am actually up-to-date with the BOM!

Spools and Thread block

After all of the tiny pieces of the rotary cutter in July's block, this was so much more straightforward to do, and is, I think, one of the very few paper-piecing blocks that I have made where I didn't ever have to use my seam ripper :) At one point I very nearly attached a piece the wrong way round but noticed before I dropped the needle, now that is either progress or sheer good luck.

Here are all 7 of the blocks together for the first time.

Seven And Sew On blocks

Only two more to go and I will have a new addition to my sewing room, although these last two blocks look like they have some fiendish piecing.

All this paper-piecing activity means that there has been some progress on my WIP list, which now looks like this

  • In Color Order HST BOM - quilting started!
  • Sunday Morning Quilt Bee blocks received, 2 more to be added by me
  • Sunday Morning Quilt2 Bee 13 sets of blocks received, 3 more to come
  • Sunday Morning Quilt2 Bee blocks sent (on schedule)
  • Star of Africa Bee blocks completed and sent (4 months behind schedule)
  • Scrappy Trip Around the World Bee Q2 - sign ups start in next couple of days
  •  And Sew On BOM - seven blocks completed (On Schedule!)
  • Paris Cushion - fabric received
  • (Almost) Irish Chain quilt basted  
  • 5 blocks of NY Beauty QAL completed and fabric cut for remaining 5 blocks 
  • 18 blocks of Craftsy BOM completed (only 2 more to go!)
Maybe if I can keep this paper-piecing momentum going I will get those last two blocks of the Craftsy BOM finished soon too, stranger things have happened :)

If you have managed to try something new before the month ends there is still time to link up here to the link party for July.

I have some exciting news that I will be sharing with you in the next couple of days too, but in the meantime here is a sneak peek of what is in store.

Linking up to WOW

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Ha! Yeah, I'm 3 months behind I think... But I'm behind on loads of things *sigh* Good job on catching up!!

  2. What a great quilt this will be for your sewing space. Let's hope the last blocks go as well as this one.

  3. Your list of WIPs is amazing- congrats on finishing your BOM block!

  4. Well done! It's great to get stuff that's maybe been hiding in the wip pile for a while done. They look really good.

  5. Your BOM is looking fab! And well done for being up to date - most BOMs I am sure are years behind sitting in cupboards so you deserve an extra gold star for punctuality! Love the Aurifil box - is this for an exciting new project?

  6. Reading through the last few posts... you really are on a roll getting your paper-pieced blocks done. And they all look great!

  7. Another great block. Enjoy your 24 hours....grin. I'm never caught up.

  8. You are on a roll. All your blocks together look fab.
    Enjoy your 24 hours... I envy you. I'm a little behind on my projects :)

  9. Well done with your blocks, it's looking great!

  10. Mad awesome paper piecing! Congrats on being up to date!

  11. Just loving the blocks.........amazing. Marie (

  12. Woohoo! Well done on catching up -even for a short amount of time hehe! Only two blocks to go - not long left now!

  13. Your BOMs are getting close! Don't you just "love" ripping out on paper piecing? ;D

  14. Well done, a lovely block and up to date too! Oooooh, aurifil autumn? Looks yummy!

  15. Nice work on getting up to date - they look great :) I think I've just caught the FPP bug, ah-choo!

  16. The colours are beautiful and fresh...Ali x

    1. Thanks Ali, picking the fabrics to use takes me even longer than the paper-piecing :)


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