July 28th, 2014

Gypsy Wife Blocks +

by Julie Hirt

I’m having a great summer, are you?  The only drawback to spending so much time outdoors is not sewing as much.  I’ve been sewing in spurts and on Saturday I got caught up on my Gypsy Wife blocks.


Gyspy Wife June

I really like how the Crazy Anne (left, bottom corner) turned out even if my points are terrible.


Gypsy Wife July

My original goal was to ONLY use scraps and try not to repeat too many patterns.  I finally had to cut into my stash, but I like that I’m still using up a lot of scraps.  Now August is only a few days away and I will *not* let myself fall behind again!


This summer also ended another round of the Scrappy Trip Bee. I received some awesome blocks but unfortunately haven’t taken a picture yet.


Sign ups for the next round begin August 1st!  Check back here for details.


Amanda at the What the Bobbin has an ongoing swap of Fussy Cut blocks. <3  Here is my take on the ‘text’ theme. I didn’t realize how few text fabrics I actually have. I have quite a few small text prints, but I thought that may be kinda boring for the centers.

Fussy Cut Swap


And… check this out!

zeppelin potholder

Teresa Down Under made a super cute potholder tutorial. I LOVE this version using my free Zeppelin paper piecing pattern.


Here is one of the reasons why my summer lacks sewing. We spend a lot of time at Lake of the Ozarks and the weather has been terrific this summer. I love spending time outdoors, especially if I’m near a body of water.



Be sure to check back in – I’ll be hosting an Aurifil giveaway soon!




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4 Comments to “Gypsy Wife Blocks +”

  1. All gorgeous. I’m so far behind on all my projects including Gypsy Wifes.

  2. As far as the text goes, you can copy onto cotton backed with freezer paper, then iron to set…love your asthetic Julie.

  3. Of course you need to spend lots of time outdoors, especially when you have great water like that. Enjoy!

  4. Love your projects and couldn’t agree more on spending at time on the water. That is how we spend our time too. I would love to go to the Lake of Ozarks. Enjoy!

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