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Block of the Month – May

As you may already know I am following Craftsy’s Block of the Month e-course as a quiltalong using fabrics I already have in my stash.

Here is the fabric I am using up:

some plain cottons and the Mono mini-bundle that I sell in my supplies shop on Etsy (Claire Bear Shop).

Here’s what I needed to do for May:

A Modern Block Cabin and a Wonky Five-Sided Log Cabin

If you found my previous blocks in my Flickr photostream, you may have been looking for my May blocks too:

Yep, this is how far I’ve got with May’s, and indeed April’s.

Ok, I’m behind, way behind. I can see whole day’s worth of cutting and sewing blocks  needing to happen.

ClaireBear

See January’s BOM here

See February’s BOM here

See March’s BOM here

I love patchwork

UPDATE: this offer is over now, but I’ll keep my eyes open for more.

Well, you kinda know that already, but this time I’m talking about the book.

Of the authors two books on Zakka sewing, I prefer “I Love Patchwork”. There are more items in there that I want to make, and would actually use. I’ve just finished reading a copy I got from the library and while I was reading it I thought “I’ve got to get this book?”

And the reason I’m blogging about it today? It’s on offer on Interweave at 10 US cents for the e-book!!!

Seriously, that’s not even 10p! Admittedly a hard-copy would be nicer, but hey! less than 10p!The e-book is in pdf format with the advantage that you can print the templates straight from your computer (just remember to print just the pdf page number, or you’ll be printing all 161 pages of the book!)

You’ll need to register with interweave, and if you don’t want any newsletters, remember to unclick the “send me your newsletter” box, but 10 US cents!! Jump to their shop here .

What’s the catch? It’s only at this price for 48 hours, quick get it before it goes back up to its normal price on Tuesday, May 29 2012 at 11:59 pm USA Central Time.

I’ve got mine!! (Can you tell I’m excited?)

Zakka Sew-Along (oneshabbychick.typepad.com)
Zakka Style sew along! (sewtakeahike.typepad.com)
Day 43: A Patchwork Quilt (30dans365.wordpress.com)

Block of the Month – April

As you may already know I am following Craftsy’s Block of the Month e-course as a quiltalong using fabrics I already have in my stash.

Here is the fabric I am using up:

some plain cottons and the Mono mini-bundle that I sell in my supplies shop on Etsy (Claire Bear Shop).

Here are the two blocks for April:

If you found my March blocks in my Flickr photostream, you may have been looking for my April block too:

Yep, this is how far I’ve got with April’s.

I did say last month that; “April’s blocks are made using the “English Paper Piecing” method that I used… before… My only problem will be motivating myself into all that hand-stitching again. ” and it turns out I’m having a lot of problems motivating myself. I will do it, but I haven’t actually even cut the fabric for it yet (hangs head in shame).

Here’s what I need to do for May:

A Modern Block Cabin and a Wonky Five-Sided Log Cabin

Lets hope I get a better grip of myself, and get both sets done!

ClaireBear

See January’s BOM here

See February’s BOM here

See March’s BOM here

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