Friday, July 20, 2012

Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head....

...At least they were until I got myself an umbrella!

Yes, it's another paper pieced block. Yesterday I found some raindrop fabric on clearance, and today it is raining buckets, so it's clear I needed to make this block today. I've used Kristy's umbrella block and some of my Delighted scraps. The umbrella pattern comes with 3 variations. I decided on the one with points, and boy, were those some tiny pieces! I think next time I'll try the non-pointy umbrella tips.

In other news, I finally gave making hexagon blocks a try. I actually did this about 2 weeks ago when it was way too hot to stay out in the no air conditioning sewing area. I retreated to my cool bedroom and gave hexis a shot. I'm not sure if I've quite got the hang of it, but they didn't turn out too bad.

If you're wondering why I used that bright aqua colored thread, its' because I thought this would be a great way to use up some of the vintage threads I had found. I know the basting will come out, but I didn't figure that my connecting stitches would show. I will have to rethink the use of that thread when I make some more of these.


  1. Oh that raindrop fabric is perfect for the umbrella block!! It looks so cute!

    The points are definitely fiddly - look how great yours turned out though. Nice work!

    Very sweet fabric on your EPP!

  2. Yes, that pointy umbrella looks difficult to sew but it came out beautifully. Your hexie flower is so pretty.

  3. Hats off and umbrellas up for trying this paper pieced pattern Simone. It looks great. I mentioned your generosity in my post today....thank you for the Quilter's Quarters.


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