Sunday, May 23, 2010

Klosje fun

This week I have been working on my klosje project, and have really worked at figuring out the best way to make these blocks.  Mine were getting that wonky look, and that is not something I wanted. So I reprinted patterns, made at least 10 attempts and I think I finally have it working for me.  Here is what I have completed so far: (these are just on my design wall)

Two things I figured out: 
1 - In making the 3 1/2" squares, I cut a little extra on the outside edge to allow for squaring up the block.
2 - In making the klosje in a circle, I machine sew two strips together and then cut out the piece that has the spool and background fabric on it.  Before this, my circles looked more like saw blades!

Once I came up with those two steps, the rest all went together great and I have had so much fun working on these.  I need to make 14 more of the 3 1/2" square and I will be ready to sew the blocks together.

I also worked on the Monday Mystery Stitchery project ( ) and here is my version of the second design in the series.  Each section is a flower petal and I am not sure what this will become.  I decided to do each petal in a differnet color, and not sure yet what I am going to outline them in - but leaning towards red.  Hmmm...can you tell I like to use lots of colors?
Hope you have all had a good weekend.  Tomorrow, hubby and I will be celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary.  Nothing major planned, as we have had a busy weekend and will probably just go out to eat. 

Thanks for stopping by,



Yours looks great!! Hope your having fun with this bit of silliness! I outlined all of mine first on the red and the black. But the ones with different colors I couldn't decide until I did part B, Then on the brown and tan I alternated every other one and with the chartreuse and teal, I think I made each petal outline a different color chosen from the colors in the coordinating fabric. Thanks for showing what you're stitching!! Cyndi

Susan said...

Congratulations on the anniversary. Enjoy your evening out.

Looks like you are enjoying your klosje blocks and your stitchery.

em's scrapbag said...

Your klosje blocks are delightful. I'll be watching your mystery to see how it unfolds.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

I love the klosjes setting in a circle.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Teresa! Your little spools are turning out soooo cute!