I took some time today to think about what my Mouthy Stitches partner would like on her tote bag. And I had a poke through my stash. What's left of it, as I seem to have packaged the majority of my fabric and readied it to post to my Brit Bee buddies.
I had a little left though. And I indulged in my recent obsession with square in a square blocks. Not that I have been making many, or anything like that, but they have been on my mind and I keep seeing them pop up all over the place. The more I see them the more I want some. I do hope my swap partner feels the same way, because this was the result of my first experiment today. If she likes it I will make a couple more.
It is a square in a square with a wee twist in the form of that teal strip through the middle. Does anyone else out there just piece their square in a square blocks? I know it is a paper piecing block but this was my second attempt and I just drew it out on paper, worked out the maths, cut the fabric and sewed. It seems to be fairly accurate so I am happy with the results. I was just wondering if I was the only one, and am quite sure I am not.
I will be popping a question, or two, onto the Mouthy Stitches Flickr group to see if this appeals to my partner, and whether she has a preference for background fabrics. I know I do, but this tote bag will be for her not me so best to let her have a say. The choices I am giving her are either navy or grey Essex linen.
Meanwhile, as I fussy cut the Heather Ross bicycle, I got the Queen song Bicycle Race stuck in my head, which then segued into Fat Bottomed Girls. Do you think I have issues?!