Next month I will be in a workshop with Bonnie Hunter!!! So, I ordered the book and today I decided to get a head start on some blocks.
Upon reading the instructions, Bonnie said to print out the foundation piecing template on tracing paper. It just so happens that I had a couple partially used tablets of tracing paper that I had bought at garage sales.
Here's my first block! I used about 12 different strips from mens' shirts for one block (actually it's 1/4 of a block).
Here's a complete block set out on the floor. I think I better cut up some more shirts because with using about 12 different strips per block, and not wanting the same fabric ending up next to itself, you need to use lots of different shirts. I have a lot more, but I was anxious to get started and didn't cut strips from all the shirts that I have.
I am going to trade some blocks with this blogger so we'll both have more variety of fabrics.
This week I reached a milestone in my life. It was my birthday on Wednesday. My 70th birthday! I can't believe I'm that old!! I got a call from my DGD Abby who is 4 years old wishing me a Happy Birthday. She said that she was sending me a bracelet for my birthday that she made herself! Here's the bracelet! Isn't it pretty? I also received calls from my other sons, cards, and pictures from Jonah and Eli. All the love sent my way was wonderful!