to Ayumi with love
This month's installment of Ringo Pie is brought to you by all things "mail and packaging" for my good friend Ayumi of Pink Penguin. I really had gotten myself stuck in a little rut lately of slacking off. Thus May's block will arrive at Ayumi's house about a week late. I guess I just felt kind of stuck. But, as soon as I was nearly finished with this block, the biggest smile crept across my face. So, thank you Ringo Pie and Ayumi.
I think this is by far the most difficult block I've made for this quilting bee (and believe me, the other members blocks are all so amazing and more difficult!). You can see my other blocks here, here, here, here, and here. And by far the one that involved the most seam ripping. In the end, it's just perfect for her (I hope).
I incorporated as many precious fabric scraps as I could, knowing she'd appreciate them as much as me. It's really no fun to let your favorite fabrics sit in a bin in a closet is it? Some of the scraps are from other bee members, Amy of Badskirt and Kerry of verykerryberry.
Just to a quick count and this block is made up of 29 different pieces, whew, no wonder it took me almost 3 hours to complete. Little beads of sweat were rolling off my forehead. So worth it though.
I added a bit of hand stitching around the top heart to make it pop a little. And below is a little sneaky of the seams in the back:
I can't wait to see what your quilt will look like Ayumi.