Monday, January 31, 2011

stitch and brunch

So, last night I decided to stay up and prepare my blocks for our brunch today. I strip pieced to save time, using a group of 4 jelly roll strips and then a group of 6. This made 8 blocks in total, so I still have 4 to do. Since it was the middle of the night when I got the borders on my blocks, I had to use the tv (turned on) as a light box to trace the snowman picture! It worked well.
One of the perks of this group of friends is the amazing homemade food! Just look at the spread from this morning. Chips for breakfast? Why not! So, here's what we enjoyed today: bacon and cheddar muffins, cream cheese/salsa roll-ups, tostitos with salsa and pueblo dip, dilly dip and veggies (my contribution = boring this time), pumpkin loaf, cherry cheesecake, salted caramel brownies and apple pizza pie! Plus, Kim greeted us with the biggest mochas (or chai lattes) I have ever seen. Yum.

Giant steaming cup of mocha and my block ready to stitch! 

Please note, if you're going to strip piece, like I did, it's important to edge stitch 1/8" around the entire block.Otherwise, your seams may come apart since you're going to be handling the block quite a bit to do the embroidery. There are 5 of us getting together to do these quilts and we're each doing it a little bit differently. So, definitely do what works for you!

If you'd like to join in this Block of the Month, it's not too late. You can get all the details at Little Birdie Stitches and see everyone's progress on the Flickr group. I can't wait to see what the February block is like! I'm hoping there will be hearts involved. Love birds maybe?


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for coming, Cindy... and I'm lovin' my little birdie! Glad you liked the mocha, they keep me going day after day!
    And the 'apple pizza pie' aka 'apple danish' is a fave of mine, and I guess Isaac too!