Hi Everyone, Happy Moda BlockHeads Wednesday! This is Jen Kingwell's week with block 27, Proposal. Shhh. Today is Jen's Anniversary. Happy Anniversary Jen!!! I thought June was the wedding month, but I certainly know a lot of people who got hitched, like me, in July. I married July 10th, 1976. 44 years ago....that's a lot. It has blown by really; yet, some days it's been and eternity! LOL. I married my best friend, the boy next door. Yes he really was the boy next door. He is still my best friend and that is the best part. I'll tell you more in a minute.....
We were asked to take a picture of our wedding photo with our block as a surprise for Jen. That meant looking in the album, and remembering....
For Proposal, which looks like a diamond, I chose the 6" version. Background is from Nancy's Needles, yellow is from Susanna's Scraps, and blue from Sarah's Story. The fabrics you choose will be wonderful. I do have a couple of helpful hints. I'm the first to tell you what not to do....I remade 2 quadrants, several times... keep the seam ripper handy. Just saying....tips below.
Click Here for Jen's pattern, Proposal
My best tip is pay attention, I just started sewing, forgetting the quadrants are mirror images. I got my A's and B's mixed up. And I hardly ever pay attention to numbers.
Mark your colors on the printed side of the 4 papers in order of the way you want the colors to appear.
I also marked the direction I wanted to press. Notice the arcs and arrows. I started with A4 background in opposite quadrants and with B1blue in opposite quadrants. The seams are pressed to the right on the top row and to the left on the bottom row, this way when you sew the 4 units together, the seams will nest. Then I pressed the adjoining seams open. Hope this helps.
Hope you enjoy piecing Proposal. It's a cutie,. Thanks Jen! Hope you and Richard have, or had, a wonderful anniversary celebration.
I had one more photo of the block to go here and blogger ate it.
We married in my parents living room. Steve's brother and my sister in law stood up with us. My brother took the photos. It wasn't fancy, just perfect. We had our nearest and dearest of family attending. It was a perfect Saturday morning that July, not scorching like it is now. I made the punch and petit fours for our little reception. Then we flew off to Acapulco for our honeymoon and the following Saturday, we had our reception, hence the tropical Mexican attire and tans. LOL
I was quite lucky to be back in Texas....when we arrived in Acapulco, the police ushered me off to a private room without Steve. The asked me a bunch of questions, and being a totally naive 20 year old, answered their questions never even thinking of what could happen....MY VISA had expired the day before!!! and Steve's was fine!!! We never even looked at them when we picked them up from the travel agency. Young and stupid!
I don't know what is up with Blogger. Editing is impossible. There are tons of new symbols I don't understand. I like everything centered and today I can only center the photos, at least I hope they are centered!! I can't get to the list of all the designers for fear of losing all I have written. UGH Please visit them, the links are on older posts.
Stay safe, stay well, wear a mask my friends.
Until next time,