What a beautiful morning! The sun was shining through the crystallized branches on the trees. I love seeing the winter weather. But I have not been out for several days, partially due to my aversion to cold and partially due to the self quarantine for my mild Omicron case of Covid. I will come out of hibernation tomorrow.
My hubby worked yesterday for his transportation job for the hospital system giving my hours to play in my sewing area. I have been slowly making progress on cleaning up the messiness. It doesn't look like headway, but it makes me feel a little better finding things and organizing others.
Anyway, I made 2 of my pieced blocks for my French applique and piece sampler challenge.
I played designer as I made 2 tree blocks to fit my 9 inch unfinished blocks. The math in me likes the finagling of spaces and numbers. And it did not turn out quite as planned, but it IS done.
I will be making all the trees out of solids to go with the Gnomes.
This one I drew on graph paper for the paper piecing.
This one I found a pattern online, but had to change the measurements to suit the size of the block.
And I forgot the different between finished and unfinished sizes. Hence, the side seams.
If I have additional fabric at the end I will remake it to avoid the seams on the side. I only have so much left of the background fabric and need to make 6 more blocks.
And I finished all the embroidery for the first 2 gnomes, working nightly on it while watching tv with my spouse. The outlining will be done when quilting at the end. ( I am not sure about the noses and will have to decide once I see more of them.)
The patterns are on etsy for a very modest price and are downloaded. There are 10 embroidery gnomes in the set available here: Embroidery gnomes
Lastly I have now pieced 4 of these sampler blocks of the kitted BOM purchased at our quilt rummage this summer