During the cold months, I spend just as much time in my shed as needed to cut, sew and press a project. Everything taken off shelves or out of drawers or boxes simply gets tossed on a table or the back of a chair or any other surface that isn't walked on. So when we had a bit of warmer weather last week, I began spring cleaning in my sewing shed and I found a few surprises!
Surprise #1: My First Ever Foundation Paper Piecing Project!
Surprise #2: Funky 4" Heart Blocks
I made these heart blocks about 4 years ago when I was experimenting with glue, various machine stitches, and cutting out applique shapes using paper-folding techniques. Along with 7 square blocks, I found a rectangular block and some 2.5" strips of heart fabric. No time like the present, right? I sat and sewed the strips to the blocks on two sides, log-cabin style. (I needed a break from cleaning, anyway.) For the other two sides, I tried some scraps from a current project I'm working on.
Surprise #3: The Aqua Project
I also found a stack of 9-Patch blocks made of a variety of coordinated aqua fabrics: