I have had more deadlines than usual recently, most of them are behind me now but now I have a stack of late bee blocks. So I made a start on the latest, Ayumi's Ringo Pie block. Her them was 'vintage grocery store' and my first thought was grocery scales. I have been wanting to do a scales block for ages. I plan my blocks on 12" quilter's graph paper, you can just make out the sketch below.
I have to go with the flow on blocks like this. It was a mix of freezer paper, foundation paper piecing, seam ripper and crossing my fingers but I did manage to make it work.
The Suzuko Koseki clock print helped me out on this block, there were some numbers with just the right curve for the scale display and I stamped a little pen nib as the arrow to show the weight.
And on the scales, a tiny bar of chocolate! The fabrics were all from my stash, the background is Lecien, a Mrs March print, the clocks are Suzuko Koseki available at Eternal Maker, the grey text was from Ayumi, the chocolate bar was from Chase- Yuwa print I think. The grey check was a Sweetwater print, the addition print is an old Windham American vintage print, the turquoise solid is a vintage textured cotton that I seem to have had forever and the wood grain is Joel Dewberry's Aviary line.
Only three more blocks to go until I am up to date...I'll get there in the end.