I am the just-under-the-wire type of gal...
Instead of acknowledging that I procrastinate,
I tell myself that I work better under pressure
(insert big smile here).
So, by the 2nd of July,
I had sewn my blocks for the Quilt Doodle Doodles
JULY Block of the Month!
|'Toasty Mugs' by Mylifeisastitch.blogspot|
This month's finish in the first week of the month?
Unusual for me, I know.
I think it was because I had just finished (TWO days before)
the previous month's block (see? procrastination!),
still had all the fabrics on my sewing desk,
and was on the *miniature 'roll'.
*Miniaturized because I can not follow a pattern
(I also acknowledge that I have that problem -which I call tweaking, but that's another story).
So for this BOM,
tweaked half-sized the pattern.
Well, I've cut my strips at 11/4 inch -
half the size of the original 21/2 inch strips
Which is not really half-sized, if you know what I mean,
as my blocks finish at 3/4 of an inch not an inch.
I did the cup handles by making scrappy quarter-inch bias
and pinned them into shape then starched them:
I pinned and machine stitched the raw edges into the block seams,
then hand-whip-stitched them down to the blocks.
I added wool 'steam' to the mugs, and will use Valdani floss to applique.
It's another cute block, for sure.
Thanks, Cindy of Quilt Doodle Doodles!!