Monday, 19 September 2011

New Sewing Machine

That would be a new sewing machine in fabric form.
A 6.5 inch quilt block from Kumiko Fujita's 318 Patchwork for Amisha,  
It is her month in the 318 Patchwork Bee and she chose all things sewing themed.  I modeled this block on my little Singer featherweight.

I know it may seem strange as I know paper piecing stresses a lot of people out there, but I find it rather  therapeutic, relaxing even.
Once some obligations pass and I have a bit of extra time I will do some paper piecing tutorials- a foundation one (not my favourite method) and a freezer paper one- now you're talking...
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33 comments:

  1. can not wait!!!
    I really want to try, terrified, but want to try. Look forward to the tutorials.
    That block is bloody brilliant. Love everything about it and the wood fabric looks fab!
    x

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  2. Love the block (wow, amazing!) and love paper piecing - not used freezer paper before so I'm looking forward to reading about that!

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  3. that is fab! You are very clever :-)

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  4. OMG, I love the "qulity guaranteed" That's so fabulous!! What an adorable block, Kerry.

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  5. oh kerry the spool of thread is the perfect touch. fantastic block!

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  6. A flippin' beauty of a block - can't wait for the tute x

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  7. Oh it is fantastic! I can't wait for a tutorial. :) Love all of your paper piecing.

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  8. Oh wow it's beautiful! Might tempt me into quilting...
    Kandi x

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  9. That looks amazing! You're very talented :)

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  10. Oh. My. Word. Kerry, that block is quite simply perfect! I would love to be able to learn how to do this, so cannot wait for some tutes from you!

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  11. Oooh, I can't wait to see a tutorial - I love this block!!

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  12. This is stunning! You constantly blow me away! I would love tutorials paper piecing is right on the top of things to master! I am ordering freezer paper and want to learn. Then if it's meant to be, a copy of 318 Patchwork will come my way!

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  13. By golly- this is incredible! Cute machine fabric! Would love to see your tute and the two different methods you use.

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  14. Wow Kerry, you really make it look so easy and yet for me it is so hard.

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  15. what a lovely block!!!! perfect for any sewing room!!!! we can't have too much sewing machines...LOL!!!!

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  16. Just in case you were ever wondering what might make me faint - it's this block. Perfect in every way!

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  17. Its like putting a puzzle together. Ive always loved puzzles!

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  18. I love paper piecing, have never tried freezer paper (but have a brand new box just waiting to be opened of course). Will you include how to make your own paper piecing patterns in your tute? I've tried making them up, but get confused about which lines I need to sew first.

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  19. Beautiful block, love the attention to detail! Hope you made one for you also!!

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  20. I love this block - it's so cute!

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  21. Ooo, can't wait! I still haven't attempted paper piecing, but would be willing to try if I had a good teacher :)

    Love the sewing machine block! Too cute!

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  22. Ok you have us by the proverbials now tute us, please! Outstanding block!

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  23. oh my goodness, i love this block!

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  24. fantastic block! I would love to see some tutorials. I can follow instructions for paper piecing but I'd love ideas on how to actually create a block from a concept.

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  25. Wow that is a beautiful sewing machine! I want to make one, too! I'll go to see your links!
    Happy sewing and have a lovely time!
    xxx Teje

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  26. when I grow up I want to be you! You are so very talented.

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  27. Can't get over how amazing everything about this block!

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  28. the fabric you chose for the spool of thread are pure perfection. and your paris machine with "qulity guaranteed" gives it so much character. love it!

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  29. Kerry, this is my new favorite block!!! My favorite machine is my little green Featherweight, Bonnie. Please Please can I have the pattern to this adorable block? Um, I'm sure that is Bonnie channeling her request through me. Sure of it.

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  30. It's just too gorgeous for words! Everything about it is awesome, your fabric choices, your piecing, congratulations! You make it look so simple too...

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  31. Replies
    1. Hi, the pattern is in a book- see the start of the blog post for the title/author. It has been reprinted and is available on Etsy and usual book sellers

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