Tuesday 27 May 2014

On a Roll...

I have been tied up with the secret project (among other things) and I had got behind with my Bee blocks.
2 days behind the Bernina and I am right up to date..
First it was Scrappy Sprouts for Sarah - I love this design but for some reason I  really struggled with starting this block, probably because I was trying to get it done when I wasn't in the right frame of mind, I was trying to rush it. Once I had time to focus and concentrate it was a really simple block to construct, as with most Scrap projects the hardest part was sorting through the fabric stash.
Having this problem has made me realise that I need to have some kind of system, going through my heaps of fabric to get 6 yellow 2 1/2" square takes too much time up. So I am cutting my scraps into usable sizes ahead of time 3,4 & 5 inch squares and strips in the same sort of sizes, they can be sorted into colour groups for quick choosing.. 
So onto the next block & Penny had chosen a woven design from the Moda Bakeshop - a great free reference stop. That favourite size 2 1/2" came in with with strips of colour being 'inserted' into a white square. 
It's a rotten photo, the colours are a lot brighter in real life.. The beauty of this design can only be revealed when all the blocks go together.

The last of the Siblings together blocks (where we are using our own fabrics) was a block for Sue a Reverse Star... Another 2 1/2 " square project with a little wonky star thrown in.
So the next Bee blocks were for my Bumbling Honeys Bee... Here we receive the fabrics & instructions for a more specific design. First up was a simple 9 patch for Jo which was framed by low volume fabrics - a good job Jo supplied the fabrics - low volume fabrics are at a low ebb in my stash.
I loved this design, it has a fresh modern feel. I don't know how Jo will put he blocks together, I think straight up against each other will work so long as the patterns offer contrast. 
Last up was a simple Log Cabin design for Kate, she sent really vibrant fabrics which look super together, other blocks have the same pattern fabrics but the plains are different colours.... Going to be so cheerful this one.
So that's me all caught up..... Hurrah!


  1. All lovely blocks Teresa, and thank you for mine! I'm planning on QAYG with a small, mid grey border between the blocks. Going to get started tonight as the husband is away :)

    1. Thank you Jo.. I realised I didn't press my seams open.. Sorry - you will have to do a little bit of snipping to open them out.. Loving the way the framing & quilting sounds.

  2. Your blocks are great and very tantalising about the secret project!

    1. Thank you Carol.... No big secret - I've just been doing items for a new book by Karin Hellaby. I have made samples for about 8 of her books... This one is due to launch at Birmingham.


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