Today was a good day for many reasons. The sun was shining. Good post arrived. Good food was enjoyed at lunch out with my father and his partner. And more productive sewing occurred. All these things add up to a very good day indeed.
First up, the post. In the morning I got a delivery from Love Patchwork & Quilting returning some of my projects, and my Aurifil thread that was used on the Oakshott cushions. And in the regular post I got a lovely package from Jennie of Clover & Violet fame. Jennie and her mum make wonderful things, and create some gorgeous patterns. They also use some beautiful fabrics, some of which Jennie knew were in my all time favourite list of favourite fabrics. She sent me some, just because. A huge thank you was sent, needless to say.
I've no photos from lunch, but I do have sewing photos. Go figure! Trina had asked for two 12" blocks with a lovely colour palette (which I hope I got right) for her month in Stitch Tease. All she asked for was stars of any sort. Obviously I have a paper piecing phobia so am always the person who turns in the simplest blocks when it comes to these requests. I made this block.
But I decided there had to be a way I could make a more impressive star without loss of sanity - which would be the direct result of me foundation paper piecing. So I had a play on Touchdraw and came up with a plan, using freezer paper instead.
I have never chain pieced freezer paper piecing before. And I have never, ever had four corners match up as well as I did today. Seriously, I couldn't believe how precise they came out. Not every corner sewn was that good but I was so proud that I had to take a photo. Sad git that I am.
Here's the resulting star.
It wasn't so difficult, the 'Y' seams cooperated and, for once, I managed something that looks more impressive than half square triangles.
Today was a good day.