Well, I had fallen dangerously behind in Ringo Pie this round. I had kept up pretty well on the first round, but time just flies by this round. Here’s my next 3 blocks that I owed Ayumi, Amber, Melinda, and Leila. I was super happy to finish them up and hope to be fully caught up with Tamiko and then Charise‘s blocks this weekend!
So first up was a Market theme for Ayumi. I desperately wanted to make her something super cool, afterall, she’s the queen of paper piecing (as well as everyone else in the group!). So I had sketched out so many ideas and never felt like any of them fit quite right. I ended up picking a lovely little Strawberry Sew-Ichigo block designed by Kerry and Penny. I knew that Ayumi would like it because we’re all in Ringo Pie together. I might sneak in a little surprise too, maybe some other kind of fun little block. Ayumi has been a really good friend to me and always so encouraging. This block uses some lovely Umbrella Prints and Lizzy House Outfoxed.
Amber‘s theme was anything sewing related. Phew, I had to think of this one way too long. Eventually I found Amy (During Quiet Time)’s Sewing Machine Pattern and hopped to it. This was such a fun block to make and pretty quick too. I pulled out some precious gifted fabrics ad got to piecing.
I love mochas and it’s the one treat that I can look forward to when I need a little pick me up. I included some of my favorite Heather Ross Mendocino mermaids, Jay McCarroll Habitat, and Lizzy House. They all look so pretty together.
Lastly was a guitar block for Melinda. I’m so happy to make a block for her! I’ve gotten to meet up with Melinda a couple times to hang out before she moved recently.
She’s such a sweet person and a master paper piecer as well! I used Christina (The Sometimes Crafter)’s Ukulele Pattern. Another fun one, I enjoyed throwing in some of my Dear Stella scraps in there and well as a super tiny piece of liberty of london just to mix it up!
Phew, hope you’re still with me, that’s it! Hope to share my other finishes next week! Have a great weekend, the sun is shining today! ♥
ps, if you’re new to paper piecing, there’s a great video tutorial from Connecting Threads here.