Mean fewer opportunities for quilty photos. Last weekend was gorgeous, but with all the running around (the zoo, the park, the grocery store, you know, important stuff) I didn’t get much time to myself.
I took these Confetti bee blocks for the Simply Solids bee to the parking lot at lunch one day last week, but it was windy (so challenging to get them to stay still) and bright. So that explains the wrinkles. These were great fun to make for Pam from Mad About Patchwork (her block tutorial is here) and would be a terrific way to use up scraps. I was tempted to stray from the tutorial and make one of the sub-blocks reversed, but I resisted. I have to say that I agree with what Pam wrote in the tutorial post–this bee has challenged me to try new things and I’ve made some friends, too. I made 2 blocks this month–one of the girls in our group had to drop out, so we decided to just “angel” for the rest of the bee rather than bringing in someone new. I’ll be sad when the bee is finished.
I’ll show you my September block (Lucky pieces) for Janet at Caribou Crossings Chronicles. For this, I trawled through Janet’s blog to find colour combinations that she liked, and also looked at them in black-and-white to make sure that the values would work. I was quite pleased with the final effect. I tend to have a *very* scant 1/4″ seam, which gave me issues on matching up points with this block. It’s a bit annoying, because I’m using a 1/4″ foot, but if I keep the fabric on the edge of the foot–where it should be–the seam is too big, and if I let the fabric move to the left, it’s difficult to keep the seam from being too small.
Finally, I’m still plugging away on these broken herringbones. I had to take this photo in the hallway–I’ll need to figure out a better indoor location for photos. As soon as I get my new green block finished (because my blocks will be 14″ finished, not 12″), I will decide on the sashing. I’m not sure if I have enough of the gray left, so I may use navy, which I love to let the blocks “float”.
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