Monday, April 23, 2012

getting there

Two more bee blocks down. I'm now officially caught up on the Cocorico Bee, with a sweet little piglet made for Megan. Her theme is "The County Fair," which I love! I'm trying to stop beating myself up over my inability to draft patterns, so I purchased this one from Bubblestitch on etsy. It was so nice to just think of fabric choices (the piglet is a mix of teeny Yuwa dots, some Suzuko Koseki, and a blush shot cotton) instead of stressing about design.

piglet block

I should add too that I finally figured out that my blocks are so much more accurate if I leave the paper on until the very end. And that it's great to have an 11-year-old helper who actually likes picking teeny pieces out of seams! Avery sat next to me while I sewed this weekend, working on a sock monkey for a friend. It was so nice to have company in my sewing room.

I'm also caught up in the Free Bee. Mari asked for an urban landscape, inspired by the work of Elizabeth Barton. It was another block that I was overthinking. So in the spirit of being "free," I just started cutting and sewing and made this little cityscape.

an urban landscape for Mari

My list of sewing to dos is still quite long. But I'm getting there.

15 comments:

A.J. Dub. said...

Your pig is adorable! The cityscape turned out very nicely,too.

Dan R said...

The cityscape turned out great. The pig is magnificent.

Michele said...

I love the pig!

MariQuilts said...

The cityscape is wonderful...I love love love it. Thanks again Krista.

**nicke... said...

i love that cityscape so much! the colors are beautiful and wilber is adorable! ;)

Dianne said...

HaHa adorable little pig!! I L.O.V.E. your cityscape block, I too have recently dicovered the liberation of free piecing so this block is inspiring to me in many ways.

Svetlana said...

Wow! both blocks are amazing!!!

Sandra said...

omg the pig is ADORABLE!! (I collect pigs)
Super cute!! Glad Avery was your helper and kept you company.

Jo Ann said...

great blocks Krista!

Danielle said...

I love both of them .. but have a fondness for little piggies, so that's my favorite ! very inspiring :) Danielle - CraftPlayLove.com

felicity said...

I love the piggie and the background fabric you chose is absolutely ideal.

Mary Menzer said...

Great, now I want a pet pig.

Krista Withers said...

I love your piggy.
Yay, for getting stuff done and 11 year old helpers!

Lish Dorset, crafter said...

This pig is wonderful!

Pippa Armbrester said...

That little pig is just too cute! I like the modern feel of the urban scene too.