Wednesday, November 13, 2013

tricky...

Hello, how is everyone doing? What have you been up to lately?

I've been paper piecing a little since our deadline for chicken sew-p blocks is coming dangerously close and I still have more than half the blocks to make.


I used Charise's free pattern to make this sewing machine block for  Karen. I've adjusted the block a little and made an easier version of  a spool of thread. No, it was not supposed to be so wonky, but things happen and I'm trying to ignore it for now :)

I also decided to tackle a block for Susi. We are supposed to make blocks featuring our favorite childhood cereal or a cereal toy, but I grew up in a country with no breakfast cereal so this proved to be a tricky business for sure.


After much thinking and Pinterest browsing, I decided to make Tony the Tiger. I even went as far as drafting my own paper piecing pattern. It was way harder than I thought (mostly because I have no drawing skills on the computer). I quite like the finished block, though and that's what counts.

I love the amazing things you can do when paper piecing, but my brain still hurts from all that thinking and figuring out which part goes where, and mirror images, and tiny stitches that are so difficult to rip out.

So, I'm thinking of changing gears and doing some epp hexagons tonight. They are such a wonderful "non-thinky" project. Just what my brain needs.

Talk to you soon. Svetlana

25 comments:

  1. Those are both fantastic! So cute. I hope you'll show us or link to the quilts when they are finished.

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  2. It's GRRRRREATTT!!! Haha I love Tony the Tiger!

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  3. That's brilliant! I recognised Tony the Tiger before you even mentioned cereal!

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  4. That Tony is grrrrrrreat indeed. Do you by any chance have the pattern for it?

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  5. Your paper-piecing is gorgeous but I know how mentally taxing it can be! Tony the Tiger - when I studied in Russia ten years ago, we could only get the western-style cereals at the expensive grocery across the street that was aimed at foreigners, but the boxes were an odd size and none of the mascots were the same - Tony was very strange as was the Cheerios Bee! I usually had kasha instead. :-)

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  6. Well done. It turned out super fun.

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  7. What fantastic blocks! Your Tony looks G-R-R-E-A-T!!!

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  8. I love your Tony the Tiger! I have a hard time with drawing on the computer too, I'd much rather use paper and a ruler but sometimes it is easier to try to figure out the whole computer thing :)

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  9. He is so happy - I was thinking he might be 'the tiger who came to tea' but easily Tony too!

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  10. You've done an AMAZING job on Tony the Tiger :)

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  11. Your Tony the Tiger is remarkable! He was always a favorite of mine.

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  12. I love the sewing machine! so ambitious!

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  13. I love your pp Tony the Tiger, and I still eat Frosties for breakfast most days (despite the fact i'm fast approaching 40!), yum :o)

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  14. Svetlanko, máš ty bloky nádherné!!! :)
    Krásné dny!! Pa, Jola

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  15. Loving your thinking, and non-thinking!

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  16. Well done on the brain-pickling paper piecing! Love Tony! He's grrrrrrrrrrrreat!! Jxo

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  17. I've made that sewing machine a couple of times and it is not that easy, yours is wonderful. And I remember Tony the Tiger, you have done an excellent job of him.

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  18. You did a great job with these!! Awesome :)

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  19. Your frosted flakes tiger is awesome!!! I love how the thread is Aurifil:). Super job, Svetlana!!!

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  20. Very cool paper pieced blocks, Svetlana! Totally gorgeous.

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  21. The sewing machine is great, but I love Tony!

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  22. Wow, Tony is amazing! Way to go!

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