Thursday, January 29, 2009

Oh sweet temptation :-)

290109 GFG

What can I say ?
I can resist anything but temptations ?!?! :-)

One look touch at Lappemakeriets new BOM and I was sold!

Yesterday the first packet arrived in my mailbox and late last night, before bed, I just Had to open one of the little packets and prep one block.
The ladies at Lappemakeriet do such a wonderful job presenting their BOMs and the kits – I absolutely Love It!
I am sure you know how it it – one thing leads to another, and before I knew it I just Had to start.

First I prepped with English Paper Piecing, which still is the most common way to do Grandmother’s Flower Garden around here, but the dark fabric is thick – Japanese homespun – so I decided to try to piece the American way instead.

Sewing on the line is more compatible with my stiff hands than folding, basting and then sewing.
I used the cardboard hexagons as drawing templates instead – easy as pie once you get the hang of it!
With the help of a white Clover gel pen the drawing was fast and easy, and with one eye on the sewing and one eye watching late night TV the flower was done before I knew it.
I just had to do one petal, and then just one more and so on :-)

I must admit I still have the 2008 BOM from Lappemakeriet neatly in piles, but now that I really have cracked the code of American piecing I know I will start this one soon too.

I (think)I have room for another start as soon as I have finished a couple other projects :-)

Hanne

3 comments:

ranette said...

Oh I love that Japanese homespun.
It will make a beautiful Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.
Can't wait to see it finished!

I know what you mean about starting new projects...it seems like there's so much new out there that I want to do. But I do finish sometimes...lol

Stina said...

:o).... Oh...Hanne ...this one is going to be wonderful...I can see why you couldnt stand against it...lovely...I wish you a good start on it.. :o)

May Britt said...

I know this feeling wanting just to take a look at the package, just try to trace the lines, just start to sew a little to see how it works hehehehe
and then a long night awake sewing