So first up is my Dallas block. I showed you the test block last week, and I have to say I really love this block done in the Alison Glass Sun Prints fabric. It was so hard to cut into it, but I am very happy with the results. I use grey dot bike path for the arms of the ferris wheel, hot pink, pumpkin, teal, chartreuse, and fuchsia corsage for the buckets, and just plain white for the background/sky.
Now the rose is just using some yellow scraps we have on hand. Now I love how it looks, but let me tell you the rose itself has 34...yes that is right 34 pieces. It took me about 4 hours to piece the block. I've not done a lot of paper piecing and this one just has lots of little tiny pieces.
Now I did get some other things done this week. The biggest of which was to clean and organized the sewing room. I moved all the furniture and got behind it and swept and dusted. I'm amazed at how many dust bunnies were running around that room. I changed the layout just a little and cleaned off Sharla's sewing table. She doesn't sew in there, so I wanted it clean it to hold my threads and rulers. By the time I was through I was pretty beat, and had a very sore back. Of course I did that on Monday and started the paper piecing on Tuesday so I ended up making another mess. But I did clean it up. I also got a quilt onto the frame, but just didn't think I could quilt it on Tuesday because my back still hurt from cleaning. But it ready for me to do this weekend or on Monday of next week.
I also started cutting out Sharla's pieces for the rest of the the first quadrant of the Texas quilt. I think I have it about all cut for her and hope to cut mine tonight. I also made a decision about the quilt. I love these special blocks, but I think I love the plain pieced Texas more. So I am going to make mine without the special blocks and then make the special blocks into a wall hanging for the sewing room.
Hopefully next week I will have a finished quilt along with my first quadrant done for the Texas quilt, well that is my goal. Today I am linking up at Let's Bee Social with Sew Fresh Quilts, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts, TGIFF...at Riddle and Whimsy, Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Sewjo Saturday @ My Go-Go Life.