supernova friendship quilt along, second block + impromptu teachable moment

continuing with the second month of the supernova friendship quilt along, here are the 5 fabrics i pulled from our preselected stash


and here is my finished block. for some reason, i like it a lot better than the one i made for the first month, lol

wpid-20140705_145846.jpghere is the block my partner, ashlee, made for us. I LOVE IT! everything about it! it just really makes me happy 🙂

wpid-img_20140707_204631.jpghere are our two blocks together for this month. this time, we only used one of the same fabrics, the light blue. i love how even though we chose the fabrics together, our blocks look so different each timewpid-img_20140707_204708.jpg and here are all four of the blocks we have made so far.

wpid-img_20140615_115205.jpgwpid-img_20140707_204708.jpglinking up with our lovely hosts stephanie, and sandra

the question of the month they posed to us…Without any physical or mental limitations, or personal obligations such as children or money, if you could hold any occupation or talent what would you choose and why? Would you be a great artist, an Olympic athlete, a neurosurgeon – the possibilities are limitless – share with your partner what it is about that talent or profession that inspires you.”

i said that i would love to be a modern day martha stewart (minus the insider trading and jail time of course, lol). i would love to host my own show where i could bake, craft, interior decorate, host friends and famous people, etc. that would totally be the perfect job for me! i would make it much easier though, and you could actually accomplish my projects/recipes/tips, etc. with things you already have at home or by picking up a few simple, inexpensive items at the store. i feel like i always love martha’s ideas, but need a ton of stuff to get them done and then never do. (that job would still kind of be like teaching right?)

ashlee loves space, and said she would like to be an astronaut. no thanks! that is so scary to me! but more power to her! 😉 she would also like to be an opera singer, and i said i would love to have her on my hypothetical show, lol. we are goofballs.

after our day at the zoo with her kids, and swapping our lovely blocks, we took advantage of the kids’ naptime to have a little lesson in paper piecing. i taught myself mostly through using youtube videos and tutorials, and ashlee has been dying to learn. she was going to take an expensive class, but wasn’t available the date it was offered.

lucky for her, she has a friend that was willing to teach her for free lol

here are the step by step directions she made me write down for her, along with helpful notes she can refer back to when i’m not there

wpid-img_20140707_170553.jpghere’s my student working diligently at the machine. the teacher comes out of me even when i’m not in a classroom! lol. also, i had never used a machine without a foot pedal before. that was an interesting experience.

wpid-img_20140707_170819.jpghere is her completed pumpkin block

wpid-img_20140707_174006.jpgand here is the shout out she gave me on instagram

wpid-screenshot_2014-07-07-20-47-58.pngi know she’s excited and anxious to test out her new found knowledge, because i’ve only been home for a few hours and she has already sent me a million pins from pinterest of patterns she wants to try, lol

mission accomplished

PS:  next time we get together she needs to teach me how to make a bapron! (bib + apron)

❤ xtina