Sew Sweet Simplicity Block!
I didn't get to play along on Catching Up Day a few weeks ago, because that was the weekend I was at the hospital with my mom. But I did peek in a few times and it looked like you were all having a great time. I especially loved seeing Jacquelynne dancing!!!
It felt good to get home and finally be able to work on my Block #4 :*) This little Laurel Burch kitty has a little bit of a sad face, don't you think?
But I fell in love with her colors, and she kept telling me she wanted to be surrounded by bright pink. Now everyone knows that when a cat tells you something it wants, you listen and obey. Period. So I did.
...... and I think she already looks happier, don't you? I'm pretty sure Gypsy would be proud of me =^..^=
And speaking of Gypsy, the other day I went outside to pick up the mail and saw our neighbor's white cat sitting smack dab in the middle of our rose garden - right on top of our sweet Gypsy's resting place. I asked her if she was visiting Gypsy, and she calmly sat there looking at me as if to say, "Well, of course. Duh! What else would I be doing sitting in the middle of your rose garden?" Yes, she had that look on her face that all cats wear signifying their universal opinion of our poor human intelligence :*)
But before I can start on them, I have to make a decision. If you look at my design wall below, you can see the four completed SSS blocks all together on the bottom right.....
Do you notice what I see? The block on the bottom left really does not fit with the others! The corner squares are black instead of a color like the others. Hmmmmm....
So, I have a few choices here. I've already decided to redo the center section with the cat, taking out the color bands around her. It just takes away from her sweet face too much, and I think having just the black around it, like the other blocks, will bring it out visually. Then I can either redo the corners of the block and call it good, or I can make at least one of the Bonus Blocks have black corners as well. *cue Final Jeopardy music* Tune in friends to find out the conclusion of this nail-biting mystery !!!!
GIVEAWAY!!!! As with each of our previous three Sew Sweet Simplicity QAL events, Jacquelynne is offering another wonderful PDF package of her patterns for a giveaway to one lucky reader!!!
I just love both of these patterns! Jacquelynne has such a wonderful sense of design, so sweet and feminine, but with lots of color and visual impact! If you'd like to win this package, just leave a comment on this post telling me if you have ever done wool applique and whether or not you like it. Easy-peasy!!! The giveaway is open to all readers, domestic and international, and will be open until midnight on Monday, February 2, 2015. BE SURE I HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!!
If you are sewing along with us, please share your blocks on Jacquelynne's Facebook page HERE. You can also share on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #sewsweetsimplicity. We all want to see them so we can oooooohh and aaaaahhhh, right?
Have a lovely week my friends!!!
Hugs & Blessings!