Over the last year we've challenged one another to make a variety of blocks and there's some fabulous quilts emerging from our efforts.
I've never participated in a bee before, and have loved every minute. I have really been pushed out of my comfort zone, which has made me better at sewing in the areas I'm more familiar with. Firsts for me in the bee have included:
- Cutting pieces to 7/8 of an inch - no room for my usual slack approach to a quarter of an inch seam here!
- Flying geese
- Foundation paper piecing (not scary or hard - it makes life easier and points more precise - hurrah!)
- Using white
- Oakshott (so lovely, thanks for letting us have a go Nessa!)
Here's a run down of the blocks I've made:
Wonky star for Lou of I'm Studio Lou
Wonky churn dash for Joanna at My Quilts and Other Stories
Friendship star for Natalie at Love Natalie
Jewels for Claire at Cor Blimey Claire E Poppins
Posies for Vanessa at Nessa's Place
Pineapple block for Celine at Espiritpatch
Scrap block destined for bigger things for Sheila at Chez Budsmam
Purple scrappy trip for Gina at the Occasional Quilter
Anna Maria Horner feathers for Roseanne at Not a Floral Girl
And the last, for the extremely patient Alison at Patchwork Alley
You can see all the blocks these super folk made for me here.
The best thing about this bee has been sewing along with lovely people who have all championed and supported one another to get better at an activity we all enjoy. I've gained so much from this ladies so a massive THANK YOU to you all!