I have been working hard on blocks for the Penny Sampler (an online class by Rachel of Stitched in Color). So hard that I forgot to show my progress here (on Instagram I have posting snapshots, follow me if you don't already, I'm @muriel14). Here is a previous post on the fabric I chose for my sampler.
Here's what I have been making:
In the first month we worked on machine applique. I still have a few blocks to finish in this topic, but here are the ones I have so far.
Planning of bird blocks (I still have to make those).
Sometimes you have to prepare the background before you can applique. Here I was planning what the houses in my village block would look like. And the next photo is how they turned out. The roofs are made but not sewn on yet. It's next on my list.
Here I was planning my Spruce Forrest and the finished block in the next photo.
With these 4-Penny Patch blocks we moved onto a different type of blocks.
Our second month focuses on precise piecing. We just started this topic. First I made a practice project, the supercute Mini Churn Pouch (I should mention it is only 3 inches high, which is 7.5 cm; really tiny).
Here are all the blocks I have so far (including the almost finished ones and some other fabric that will be in the quilt). I've layed everything out the way it will be placed in the final quilt.
Right now I'm working on the little Penny Candy cross blocks. This is tiny precise piecing with the help of lots of starch.
Here is a bit more planning:
Enough to keep me busy, and very happy! This is a lot of fun!!