Recently I decided to spend my 'free' time in the sewing room making small sampler blocks, and by small I mean 6 inch blocks which invariably have many little pieces to cut up and put back together again.
You see, my mathematical, logical and orderly mind loves things like this! Does yours?
First block to kick off my playtime is a pretty "Rosebud" which was shared by Rose Johnston of Threadbare Creations as part of her free Chatelaine BOW Sampler Quilt.
This is Rose's block with a solid white background - pretty isn't it!?
I'll be making the "Rosebud" block with some of my Tilda scraps...
The tiny rosebuds on white print will replace Rose's solid background...
I have an idea of how I shall display the block once it's finished, but you never know do you? I constantly waver when I'm deciding on a project finish so I guess I'll be as interested as you to see what this actually becomes...
I sorted out all my Tilda scraps earlier in the week and it's quite possible that there is enough to make a pretty sampler table topper. Mmm. Maybe after I use this first block in a single project I'll consider that?
If you'd like to join Rose and sew one pretty 6 inch block each week you can visit her blog HERE and begin immediately.
She has already shared 46 free blocks (what a generous gal!) which are listed HERE so you can make them all or pick and choose your favourites.
I have saved them all to play with as I have time because as well as being lovely to work on, they will also help to hone my patchwork skills.
If you are going to visit Rose at her blog and download all or some of her generously shared blocks, please leave a comment and thank her.
I'm saying this because it's funny, but the blog posts which receive the least comments are usually the ones where I have given a free design - not sure why that is, so I'd like Rose to know you appreciate her gift. Okay?
'Thank you' is such an easy sentiment, usually accompanied by warm fuzzies in the heart.
Here's another project I'm about to embark on ( a very LONG term project to be sure)...
...and there's a reason behind it.
But more about that another day.
May your weekend we refreshing, bubbling over with laughter and goodness!
I shall continue to heal from my head cold, sew 6 inch blocks, and quietly 'shout' for my team at the football tonight...