Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sugar Block Club Catch Up

Last year I joined the Sugar Block Club, hosted by Stitchery Dickory Dock and while I made great progress in the early months, avoiding paper piecing and then an absolutely insane work schedule meant I fell waaaaaay behind. One of my goals for 2014 was to get caught up, and week three home with the baby is when I focused on doing so.

This week I managed to finish three blocks: Lucky Star, First Frost and Camp Out. Here are some pictures to show you my progress!

How cute are these little blocks?

Lucky Star Block
I am not sure how I feel about the finished Lucky Star Block. I think the text print size is too large, so I don't love my choice. I hope it doesn't fade away in the quilt.

These tiny triangles look so cute.

First Frost Block

So many tiny tiny HSTs. They took quite awhile, especially since they were all trimmed down to exactly 2.5"

Camp Out Block. Wow, these HSTs took a long time. And there are so many seams that make this block a pain in terms of pressing. I carefully pressed each seam as per the instructions, and still there are so spots that I think will be trouble come basting/quilting time.
I feel really good about how many I have done. I think I have one more non-paper pieced block to go and then there are three paper pieced blocks that I am AVOIDING  LIKE THE PLAGUE. Seriously, I am going to avoid them for another few months. 

Next quilt? One for a work friend!



  1. Blocks look great. I see what you mean about the text block - though the fabric itself is gorgeous...