First, for Traveling Threads, Sparrow wanted simple lollypop flowers or trees. I absolutely loved doing these. I think they might be my favorite block ever. Wouldn't they make great little wall hangings? Since I made them with fusible web and embellished them with embroidery, they would be easy for me to do in the car on some road trips I have coming up.
Then, for Snip.Sew.Send., Rebecca asked us to make blocks that had a pinwheel in the center of a log cabin. She sent each of us a set of monochromatic prints and I got orange. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one come together since her vision seems like it'll be great!
I'm a person who presses seams open or to the side depending on the project, but I was so glad to have pressed them open on those pinwheels. It took a little more time, but it reduced the bulk so much that it was completely worth it. I just hope Rebecca doesn't mind... isn't it funny the things we worry about when someone else is going to see the back?