Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Quilting Bee Blocks
I have had a chance to try some new things this month in my quilting bees.
I have stayed away for the most part from too many 1/2 square triangle and this block has a zillion of them. (OK that's a big exaggeration but it has lots of small triangle) Actually this block, I hate to admit is from February, Not March. Yes I am late but at least I got it finally done. (Last month was a bit overwhelming for me with the 4 youngest kids in a play - tech week then 2 weeks of late night performances, sewing 10 dresses for the play, a son doing an Eagle project that HAD to be done this month, getting his Eagle application and paperwork in by first week of March and happily grandbaby #7 arrived. - Yes a little much.) This block took me quite some time because I kept messing up. I would get the triangles mess up and twisted around. That's a problem with having my layout board a ways from my sewing machine. But this quilt is going to be beautiful. Just look at this example! I am glad I got to work on it and contribute.
This next block was my first time ever paper piecing. Definitely a new challenge but it turned out good for my first time. I did have to take out a few seams and redo more than once but glad to have a great finished product.
I would love to do one of theses when it is my turn for the bee.
Here is the inspiration block and tutorial.