Loose Threads: Soupcon Sew Along

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Soupcon Sew Along

Have you been sewing along with the Soupcon Sew Along over at Faeries and Fibres blog?   I saw one of these embellished English paper pieced blocks on several blogs, so I decided to go and check it out.  The finished quilt/wall hanging will be approximately 33", and there are only 6 clues.  This is my first block.  


While I was searching my stash, I found this snowman print fabric and decided that I would make a second block.  


I am a clue behind.  The next step has a circle that surrounds the block, and that is appliqued to a background square.  Here are my possibilities for both blocks.  





We had another 8 inches of snow last Tuesday night and another inch last night, so on Monday I went out and bought the large box of glue sticks so I could keep English paper piecing through the storm.  I can hear you laughing......


I hope you are finding some time to stitch today!


Thanks for stopping by for a visit!


23 comments:

Terry said...

Your blocks are amazing! :0)

Heather said...

Love your fussy cutting in these blocks. Love that fabric, is it the new one by a Laundry Basket Quilts?

Pokey said...

Your careful choices in fabric placement sure have made these beautiful ~
:-}pokey

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Gorgeous pieced blocks and embroidery!

Michelle said...

Love, love and more love.......they are gorgeous !!
And I think that you will survive any snow storm with 30 glue sticks......and yes I did laugh when I saw the box of 30 !!!!!!!!

Janet O. said...

Oh, so very pretty, LuAnn! Absolutely stunning!
You are so prepared for being housebound. : )

taylorsoutback said...

Your blocks are really eye catching - what fun!

Silly question - how wide of a point do those glue sticks have? I am going through the Sewline glue pen refills like water and know there must be a more inexpensive alternative. When you have over a thousand diamonds to do, the refills add up.

Jane in Wales said...

Beautiful blocks!!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love both of those blocks! I can't wait to see your finished project!! I've discovered EPP but I've been thread basting mine. I worry about whether glue would make them too difficult to hand quilt??

TLC said...

I love snowmen! It's a great year for snowmen I guess. I'm laughing over the glue sticks because everyone else would be stocking up on food. ;O
It's predicted that our area will have the 3rd all time snowiest winter on record. I'm thinking Indy is already close to the all time snowiest. Enjoy your time inside stitching!

Cheri said...

Very pretty, Stay warm, this is going to be a very productive winter for you with all the snow keeping you inside and stitching :)

ritad said...

Okay, that does it! I have to do a snowman wall hanging. I have a hexie star from clue 1 and I just kept butting it aside and doing something else. But I NEED a snowman wall hanging!! Gotta go for it now. It's your fault LuAnn 😊

Nancy said...

So very pretty and such great embroidery.

Nancy said...

So very pretty and such great embroidery.

Karen said...

How is it possible something so simple could be so pretty??? Great job.

Kath said...

hello LuAnn, I am also joining in with this sewalong. I have my circle on, but still deciding whether to add more embroidery. It has been a lot of fun so far. I love your blocks, it's been exciting to see what everyone makes.

Kindred Quilts said...

Oh goodness, your blocks are beautiful! I must visit the link you provided! There's nothing wrong with being very prepared with glue sticks... especially the way this winter has been!

Charo said...

WOW, LuAnn, these two blocks are awesome!. You choose your fabric so well....! Isn't this block very difficult to make? I also love the embroidery....
Congratulations!

Charo said...

Thanks for the link, I'm going to have a look at the instructions.
What does soupçon mean?
I wish we had some snow. We spent the Christmas in the north of Sweaden hoping to sea a great amount of snow and it didn't snow! it was the first time in 50 years that they didn't have snow during Christmas! and we chose that year to go... It was a pity! We wanted so much to play with the snow...
A big hug

Charo said...

I've been in the flicker page and your blocks are the best. Where did you get the embroidery pattern? It's so beautiful.... You are very good at it too! What stitches did you use' It makes the block even better.

How many questions! sorry!

Carrie P. said...

those are gorgeous. I just finished the circle around my block.

A Nudge said...

Luann, both your stars are fabulous! And the fabrics you picked are just right. I'm looking forward to see your finish of Part 3. Stay warm.

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful work!

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