When I saw the name of today’s block I could not help but smile. I know the block is named after the Beatles song, but Penny Lane reminds me so much of Kate Hudson’s character in “Almost Famous”, one of my favorite films. I think it is a fitting block for both the song and the character…
This 72 piece beauty is another fabulous block for the amazing Julie at 627handworks. You can find the free paper piecing pattern here. Her version of this pattern is darling and very different from mine.
This block was not without a hiccup or two. First there was the “not concentrating on what I am doing mistake” which resulted in this misformed section and lots of unpicking.
Then I managed to break a needle trying to go through the center bulk. I had forgotten to remove the paper bits from the middle section to make it easier to sew through. Whoops.
Despite all this I love how this block came out. It is going to fit beautifully with the other blocks. I may end up replacing my last green block which is also scrappy but which is too messy for me… if you are curious you can find it here.