Peek blocks of a different flavor

It’s been a glorious, productive week back at my favorite sewing spot for the first working week of the year. Though the temperatures outside were frightful, we got a pretty dusting of snow that didn’t interfere with life, just gave some bright natural light.IMG_1762_2

I visited Rock Paper Scissors to talk about the new class lineup, which includes a class for Peek blocks! It’s a great chance to practice that necessary 1/4″ seam allowance, and it’s such a fun block to put together. I talked with RPS’s owner Beth about showing different flavors for Peek blocks, and she let me play with some of Carolyn Friedlander’s collection Doe for the class samples.

Here’s what we picked:


Isn’t it great? I’ve been looking forward to this collection so much. I just love Carolyn’s sensibility. I went right home and made the first Doe Peek block that night: IMG_1763

Scrappy and addictive. I can’t wait to make more of them. I tried another flavor with slightly different scrappiness:


And it works in a whole different way.

Here is the first Doe block with the original Peek in Kona solids:

IMG_1785_2   So different, right? I’m tempted to make a sweet floral one next. It’s rare that I want to make a quilt twice, but I’ll make another full one of these at least. (Here is Peek in original flavor).

If you’re in the North Jersey area, the Peek block class will be held at Rock Paper Scissors on Monday, January 26 at 7:00. If you want to find your 1/4″ seam allowance on your own machine, you are free to bring it! Students will also get an early version of the Peek pattern, which will not be available for sale until spring.