Welcome to my website and the Sew Much Fun Block Tour! I designed an easy-to-sew block for you this week that you’ll want to add to your collection of sewing-themed blocks. To keep up with the Sew Much Fun Block Tour each week (for 52 weeks) CLICK HERE to visit the main website.

This is my first time joining this group as a designer in the Block of the Month (which is really 4 blocks each month). It’s been so much fun. I appreciate all the work the organizers have gone through to organize us. 

I often use pencils in my sewing room for writing notes, drawing and shading designs, turning out corners of projects, and so much more. So, an easy paper-pieced block was the first thing that came to my mind! I used 3 slightly different shades of yellow fabrics which gave depth to the pencil, but you can create your own unique pencil with any fabrics you have.

Here is a photo of the block I sewed. I’m thinking of making pencils in various colors to use as a border around a child’s quilt.

Click the Download button below to get the pattern.

Download the pattern by clicking the blue download button.

My pattern is free to download through September 25, 2021.

After that, it will be available to purchase in my PayHip Shop.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! The sewing-themed journal pictured below is my giveaway. My giveaway entries on Rafflecopter begin on September 19, 2021. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. I can only mail it within the 48 contiguous United States.

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I’d love to hear what your favorite sewing item is in your sewing room, so please leave a comment.

Seaside Adventure Row Along Week 3 begins Monday, September 20, 2021. Come back and see the pattern I have designed and the blocks from this week’s participants.


Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers


  1. My favorite sewing tool is probably my rotary cutter (and rulers). You have designed a cute block. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. I love your pencil. Thanks for sharing the pattern. My favorite sewing items are my rotary cutter/rulers and wonder clips

  3. Hello Lori,
    Thank you for visiting and glad you like the pattern. I remember the times before rotary cutters and mats, what a revolution this innovative produce made. I have just begun using the wonder clips and am so happy with them.

  4. Hello Carol,
    I am happy to share what I like doing with others. I hope your sewing themed quilt project is fun to make. I think the rotary cutter is such a great tool. I remember the days before we had them! Enjoy your quilting time.

  5. Hello Pam,
    I don’t meet many quilters who mention a hemostat. There have been times in the past when I wished I had one to use. Perhaps someday I will buy one. Have fun sewing all these blocks into a wonderful project.

  6. My favorite sewing tool is my embroidery snips. They are the perfect size to trim threads on my quilts.

  7. This pencil is truly inspired! The unsung hero – the first tool you reach for when you start a new project! Long, short, fat, and maybe the wide middle portion can have name on it! Thanks so much for this.
    Fav tool is Stainless Steel Loop Turner with Latch for Fabric Tube Straps Belts Strips because it “bites” the fabric to turn things inside out. I like to make undulating bias strips for flower quilts and this makes it easy peasy! And my Long Elastic Rope Band Drawstring Cord Threader I bought way back for $1 now $7 but invaluable for those pesky pajama pants cords.

  8. Joan,
    Thank you for visiting. I like the idea of a name or word on the pencil, perhaps sew a selvage strip into that one section! I wish I had a turning tool. Enjoy the Tour!

  9. Stacey,
    Thank you for commenting. I agree the embroidery snips are great for clipping those threads!

  10. Barbara,
    Thank you for visiting. Oh, the rotary cutter is so helpful!

  11. I love your pencil block. It really looks like the yellow pencils we had to use in school.

  12. Susan, Thank you very much for stopping. I’m glad the pencil looks so real. Nancy

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