Hello, friends! Another Tuesday is upon us. I didn’t get as much accomplished as I wanted this past week. But that’s okay, some progress is better than none.
I didn’t get the Gingerbread Emporium finished, but I did manage to stitch the snow bank, the top border, and two adorable gingerbread men. I will be working hard on this project for the next couple of weeks. I’ve decided to push through and finish this house and the next two houses by May 18th. If not then, by the end of May at the latest.
I didn’t have a lot of time to work on the Brimfield Block this week. I ended up spending about an hour and a half on Sunday afternoon cutting out two pieces per template from each fat quarter. I have a coloring sheet to help figure out fabric placement, but I quickly realized that colored pencils and paper just don’t work for me. I needed the actual fabrics in my hand to work with and puzzle around. Also… I have to say even those scraps look pretty!
I came up with one block arrangement that I am happy with. I sewed together one set of three “houses” together in the Coral colors and sewed them to the oval piece. That was challenging. I’ve not done curves in EPP before. I will finish this block this week and see if I can take the papers out before appliqueing it to fabric. The instructions have you taking the papers out after the entire quilt top is assembled. I’m just trying to see if there is another way to do this. I will be putting these pieces away after this block is finished, and then I will look forward to my De La Luna quilt kit shipping to me in June!
This week’s To-Do list:
- More Secret Sewing
- Piece together the Brimfield Block
- Finish Gingerbread Emporium in Santa’s Village and start the next cottage.
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13 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 5-1-18 | Playing With Oasis”
The stitching is coming along nicely!! The quilt block is going to be beautiful. Good Luck!! Did you ever see me in this?
I just love the gingerbread house – those little men are so darn cute!! I can’t imagine why they would have you take out the paper after the whole quilt is finished – that seems odd to me. You’ll have to let us know if you figure out a different way to do it. The block is gorgeous! ~smile~ Roseanne
I have trouble with the curves too but get used to them after awhile
Brimfield is looking so nice! I love the display of all your pieces cut and lined up! Happy Stitching!
Brimfield will be stunning! Such a lovely array of fabrics.
My gosh! I want, maybe NEED to make the Brimfield block. Your choices are gorgeous. Is it done with EPP?? How do you put those curvy pieces in with EPP? Then do you applique the whole shebang ??
So pretty and so interesting. LeeAnna
I just love the Brimfield Block! Yes, it is EPP! As far as the curves, you just have to carefully sew that around so it doesn’t shift on you. The recommend stitching the two ends and the middle points together, and then you can gradually work the curves together while stitching. It was a fiddly process, but it worked! And yes, the whole thing is appliqued down to a 15″ square.
Your cross stitch is lovely, cute and fun all at the same time! Very pretty EPP…seems like I’m not the only one into slow stitching these days. 🙂
Thank you! I really do love the hand stitching process. It is so relaxing!
Oh my goodness, those fabrics are gorgeous together! I am really excited to see how they turned out!
Me too!! I just love these fabrics!
That is going to be a nice quilt when it’s done.
Thank you, Cheryl!!