Hi habibis! We’re having a double post today because, honestly, if I don’t start doubling up I’ll be posting about Christmas presents – and only Christmas presents – until the end of February.
I had a great weekend, with lots of sewing. I made some dog pillows, went to my guild meeting with my mom, and finished up my Stash Bee January blocks. #stashbee
Heather of A Reformed Heath’n is our queen for the month and she asked for scrappy Hunter’s Star blocks. (See her post here.) Heather wanted a four-patch blocks made of four Hunter’s Star blocks. She asked us to think about contrast when it came to pairing our fabrics. I made two blocks because I had fun picking out the fabrics! I focused a lot on contrast (but worried that I didn’t get enough variation between light and dark in a couple of my pairings – some of my prints are similar saturations of very contrasting colors).
I messed up a teeny bit when it came to pressing my seams (I pressed a few open that should have been pressed to one side), and I am not great at pressing my seams open. I tried really hard to keep my points precise and sew extra carefully, since the blocks are for someone else.
Here are my two blocks! They went in the mail yesterday. I hope Heather likes them!
Heather asked us what our favorite home-cooked meal is, and I guess my answer is that it depends who is doing the cooking! When I’m cooking, I like to make stuffed shells in a red wine sauce with a nice goat cheese arugula salad for Z and myself, or a macaroni and cheese casserole. I love Hungarian food but it’s a lot of work to make, so that’s something I prefer when someone else is doing the home cooking. 🙂