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!