Has been very chilly here... and I just happen to be housebound... so what could I do but sew a few blocks...
These are all 9" squares .......
|Kurume kasuri tsunagi masumon
(Linked square pattern)
I'm adding up the number of pieces I use as I go
|Kurume kasuri masu tsunagi
.... it's not hard... I just add up from the instructions in the book....
|Kurume kasuri gakubuchi
... but you can count on the actual blocks if you feel like it...
|Kurume kasuri masumon
(Kurume square pattern)
... I would appreciate you letting me know if I got any wrong...
|Kurume kasuri sanju masu
These are going into my Scrappy Japanese block collection HERE.... trying to do a few a month but I have only done 19 since Feb 2012!!
I really like this block here in two colours...
There are only 53 pieces in the 9" square....
I thought we could do a Kurume kasuri masu tsunagi exchange and each make 12 blocks (thats only 636 pieces) and send them to each other and swap colours and then send blocks to other people and then make things with them and then see what we come up with ..... anybody want to join in?
Perhaps it is not challenging enough? I will try and find another block then.... there are still another 113 to choose from
(PS... I'm sorry I won't be able to organise the exchange - I really can't understand what I have written so if there is anyone who does do let me know)
But the blocks are fun aren't they?
This is what they look like all together
This is the second block of Scandanavian Rose (Rosalie Quinlan) that I have been stitching at night.... done lots... there has been so much sport on TV!!
.... and I never showed this finished giant pincushion I made for a shop sample ....
(can you believe someone stole their original sample from the shop!)
... lovely and big so no chance of the pins going through and stabbing you ...
... and so pretty to have sitting on the desk ....
it has 8 little pockets around the edge for bits and bobs, scissors, buttons and threads etc.
... so pretty with the lace and trims
(Quilters Angel has this pattern and some kits made up)
It was originally one of the projects from "Stitchers Dream Day Out" about five or six years ago and was designed by Debbie Magee from "Always Stitchin'"
Thanks Kris for letting me know
Righto, Gotto Go .... time for tea.....