We were meant to be on a little holiday this weekend but the weather conspired against us and we realise on Friday there would be little chance in going. As it turned out there were floods on the route we were going on and it has been bad in Devon- though not where we live- so a staycation has been in order. Yesterday I spent a bit of time just playing with ideas, not something I do very often but I should, it leads me to new places!
These are Secret Garden blocks, similar to Cathedral Windows, I followed a tutorial here. They are not especially hard, all hand sewing and easy to cut out. Mine are 2.5 inches square. It was a test run for my Brit Mini Quilt swap partner so I am waiting to see if s/he comments. I also got a chance to make an ice lolly from Ayumi's new popsicle pattern for Superbuzzy. It is the first of a series of Block of the Month patterns! If you haven't done much paper piecing, this is an idea pattern as it is very straightforward. This will be for my daughter, an ice lolly pillow, a surprise for her birthday.
It will make the most perfect pattern weight and you can get an idea of size from the buttons! Not going on holiday is a bit rubbish but I always love being at home. An afternoon of Wimbledon, strawberries and Carcosonne calls x