Welcome to block 10
Windmills by Stacy Iest Hsu
The windmill block pattern is available on Stacy’s blog as a free download. Visit Stacy’s blog to learn all about the inspiration behind this block. My version of her block is shown here.
I couldn’t wait to talk about Stacy today. Stacy is the creator of CUT, SEW, CREATE. This is a program of prepackaged panels with big easy shapes and some basic sewing skills making it a perfect learn to sew program.
So many fun, easy options.
Stacy’s newest fabric is Sunday Picnic. The line features a panel of all the parts and pieces are shown
above to make your own Sunday Picnic play pieces.
Stacy is also a prolific quilt designer. Shown here is one of her patterns, My-Garden. The quilt stock number is SIH 036 and the quilt measures 64×84. Follow Stacy on Instagram to see what all she is working on.
Each week I an a few more tchotchkes to my block picture. This week I grabbed some items from my sewing room that were blue or green. One is a random strand of blue star ribbon. I am patriotic at heart and pick up anything I see that has stars on it. The Olfa rotary cutter is a must-have, and a good, I mean great pair of scissors like the Karen Kay Buckley scissors.
Here is the info about the scissors right off of Karen’s website.
Karen Kay Buckley’s 4″ Perfect Scissors-green
I have been using nothing but serrated edge scissors to cut my fabric for the past 25 years. I love the way the serrated blade cuts into my fabric. This special blade pulls the fabric into the scissors rather than pushing it away like traditional scissors. Things you will like about these scissors…cushioned handle, easy for right or left-hander to use, blades sharp to the very tip, serrated blade keeps the fabric from fraying, lightweight and comfortable. The 4″ size is great for detail cutting on curves and points.
My favorite little treasure in this picture is what a friend of mine, Roseanne Kermes made.
Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?
Using an embroidery hoop and a few layers of pattern tissue paper to create your base, then add your message/word. Roseann used a Sizzix die-cut to cut out the words.
Here is a pic of the back of her hoop all nice and trimmed.
What word would you use on your hoop to describe your hobby?
Okay back to the post at hand. How are you coming on your blocks?
Visit each of the designers listed below for their take on the WINDMILLS block:
- Stacy Iest Hsu
- Robin Pickens
- Janet Clare
- Jen Kingwell
- Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co.
- Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
- Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
- Betsy Chutchian
- Jan Patek
- Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
- Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
- Lissa Alexander
- Laurie Simpson
- Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique