Many of us might remember
The hula hoop fad started.
It took some waist and hip action
to get the plastic hoop rotating, but
once you got the momentum going
just a slight movement of the body
kept the hoop going round and round.
A couple of months ago this project
came into my sewing room.
The fabrics were in pristine yet fragile condition.
It was just that the sewing was way off
and the pieces would never fit together happily.
It was like stepping into a hula hoop,
gripping the hoop firmly with two hands
and starting it spinning around my body.
The momentum has gotten faster and faster.
That's what's happened with these
innocent vintage blocks.
I can't seem to stop.
It's pushed it's way to the top of the pile,
and I haven't been able to work on anything else.
I knew if I put them away in a cupboard,
there they would stay until someone else had
the chance to figure out what to do.
So, I've just gone with the flow.
Taking 60 blocks apart...
laying out the triangles and
getting them all pressed.
With no consistent seam allowances
I knew it would have to be a hand stitching project.
That has required marking the sewing line
on each triangle piece.
The real trick comes now
Keep up the momentum and
all the hoops spinning.
I'm ready to start hand piecing.
Until Next Time-