Schoenrock Cross QAL update

I started this QAL along a couple of weeks ago. It is my first attempt at paper piecing of any kind, so do not judge too harshly!

Half term and illness interupted the flow of things, but back to it yesterday. Leila sorted out my flappy corners and it seems obvious now, but it was a lightbulb moment for me! Yep the 1/4″ seam allowance is for the corners too, ta dah. Armed with this info, piecing was much easier than my practice block. I love the way it came together. Most of the points and seams matched. A few hiccups and a little unpicking but nothing too stressful.

The fabric, I purchased from Justine of Simply Solids. At the end of December she had a sale. Everything was so reasonably priced, I thought I would try some different fabrics and colourways. I have used ; Mama Said Sew Moda Charm Pack, Kaffee Fassett Shot Cottons Coal and Vermillion, Kona Cotton Solids Ash and Charcoal all from Simply Solids. I then added some Architextures, text on white and Madrona Road, Memoir in white.

It must have turned out ok, because Hubby has bagsied it for a cushion in his office. It was really satisfying to make. You need a bit of patience and to be feeling as fresh as a daisy. Not something to pick up after a long day when you are tired.

Well with that finished I am off to do some fast and carefree sewing. I have another Trip around the world to finish!

You can find Leila’s Schoenrock Cross tutorial here http://wheretheorchidsgrow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/schoenrock-cross-qal-freezer-paper.html

There is also a Schoenrock Cross Flickr group to share your photos here http://www.flickr.com/groups/2137040@N20/

Thanks Leila and Justine

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