Sunday, February 6, 2011

Just Before School Starts

Last weekend was my last weekend of freedom before I went back to school for the start of the new year. I knew I would be wrecked by the end of the week and I was not disappointed. I can still barely move. That's what 25 darling seven year olds can do to a grown woman who has spent the last 5 weeks indulging in personal pleasures. I need to toughen up.
So last week, knowing what lay ahead, I decided to make a quick project with some of my scrap fabrics and I put together 12 autumn colour blocks.

I am so glad I did this because I don't think I will be playing with my sewing machine today.


  1. What lovely colors and fabrics! What is your method for picking the colors, just throwing them together? I love the little greens and blues that sneak in here, hints of the summer past or winter coming, I think. <3

    I can't for the life of me figure out how you guys do those uneven off-kilter courtyard steps blocks, I think I would just start wigging out halfway through that they're uneven, even if that is the point. ;)

  2. I love your Autumn blocks. Very striking! How are you going to put them together? I hope you'll get a good rest over the weekend so you'll be ready again for another week with your bunch of seven year olds. Thinking of you! Vreni x

  3. Oh, what neat blocks! I love your colors. You have a great "eye".

    I have never done blocks like these. I have made a traditional block that we call a log cabin.

    Good luck with your new class. I love the start of the school year and meeting a new class. I do know that it is very tiring!

  4. I hope your teaching muscles toughen up so you have enough energy to sew again soon!!!

  5. These blocks are wonderful! My favorite kind. Best wishes with the new school year!


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