Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Triple 'P'!



I hope you have been enjoying following the Practically Paper Piecing blog hop organised by Kristy over at Quiet Play (thanks Kristy). I am a novice paper piecer, but what I  like very much about paper piecing is that you can get lovely accurate seams just by stitching along printed lines. Magic!

I decided to make a little flower block into a lavender sachet that you would put in your drawers or linen cupboard. The scent of lavender is not for everyone, but dried rose petals or another sort of pot pourri would work well I think. 

The flower block I made had four sections which I then stitched together. I find it much easier to colour in the pieces before I start, especially on small blocks.



I made a narrow border for the completed block:


For the back I used a piece of organza-type fabric (it was originally one of those little gift bags from the good old $2 shop) which I put a similar sized border around. I put the front and back together then filled it with dry lavender and hand stitched the opening closed.


The finished size is approximately 4.5". Quite a nice gift idea for the people in your life who appreciate something handmade. This will probably go to live with Mum - my nana (her mum) always made lavender sachets so I think Mum will like knowing that a little bit of Nana lives on.

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop -I'm looking forward to seeing lots of projects at the linky party!


17 comments:

  1. I love it! Reminds me a bit of Art Nouveau roses. I'm a huge fan of lavendar sachets in my drawers and in among the folded sheets. Where did you find your lavendar?

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  2. Megan, such a sweet sachet! Lovely.....Thank you for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  3. Wow! I love your flower block(s)!
    Did you draft it yourself?

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  4. I've made pin cushions using paper pieced blocks and a similar method, but I never would've thought of lavender sachets- what a lovely gift. Thanks for the inspiration, I may have to make something similar...

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  5. What a great idea to make a sachet out of your block. It looks very pretty.

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  6. What a sweet project! Great idea to up cycle the organza for the back.

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  7. That turned out really nice. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Very cute! This would look great in lots of projects!

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  9. What a thoughtful gift for your mum. I like how you colored some part of the block in on the paper before piecing, that's a good tip. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  11. Love it! The swirls on the flower petals really add a nice touch! That's such a sweet little sachet - these would be great as little gifts.

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  12. Oh my goodness, how beautiful!! And I'd never have thought of using those little gift bags!

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  13. What a great use of a darling little block! And using organza on the back so the lavender smell can waft out was genius!

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  14. what a clever little idea...and those blocks are soooooo teeny tiny that you have done well as a novice.

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    1. I love the idea and it is a great littkle piece, also think the see-through fabric for the back is a nifty feature!!

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