I finished my second word for do. good stitches. Elizabeth of oh fransson fame generously donated her refrigerator magnets pattern to the group. I had never done freezer paper piecing before. the process sounded very tedious to me so i hadn't been excited to try it. i was happily surprised to learn that it was actually pretty fun. i think i enjoyed it more than the standard way of paper piecing. i used more of my hand-dyed solids, a snippet of pearl bracelet in pale pink, and some grey michael miller cotton couture. i made the medium lower-case letters and used .75" strips in between letters. i broke out my 1/4" walking foot and it paired nicely with the paper piecing method, though it will always freak me out that i have to move my needle position all the way to 6.5 to use it.
i also got to try out my new iron, a replacement for my old cheapie that was on the verge of dying. i am not planning to ever put water in this iron in the hopes of prolonging its life, so i can't comment on steam capabilities. but it's quite heavy and does a great job pressing seams open. Spicy is annoyed by the beeping sounds, but hopefully he'll learn to live with it.
i made this test block awhile back for a different project. it occurred to me that the color scheme will fit in nicely with my HAVEN quilt, so i set it aside for that purpose. i used the fons and porter pyramid ruler to make 4 inch triangles.