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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blocks and Bees...

 The rushed end to 2011 got in the way of me finishing the November block for the Canton Village Bloggers BOM. ...Eeek.... I didn't want to get behind because I know it would be too easy to just let it go...Then the December block came out...gadzooks...two block behind..
Never fear, Summer holidays, hot day, airconditioned room, cricket on TV and at Marisew's place...the perfect sewing catch-up day...
November Block
December Block
 The first 4 month's blocks all done...
I think I might do two of each now to make a bigger quilt top, because, some how, quite a few more metres of Saffron Craig fabrics made it into my stash over Christmas...

ONLINE SEWING BEE
I've joined in with my very first online sewing bee - Sew & Bee Happy

FluffySheepQuilting is first off the mark in January, with a block from the Modern Blocks book (and I now have this book - thanks to my in-laws who have learnt to tolerate my obsession passion...)
 I was a bit scared when I first saw Stargazing and wondered if I could actually make something presentable and accurate enough to send off to someone else.
Cindy kindly told me not to worry, telling me to have a practice go and see how easy it really is
...so with nothing to lose and everything to gain,
and a very persuasive excuse to hide away in the sewing room, 
I cut up some scraps...
pieced the baby star...ok that's not so bad... 
 pieced the middle sized star...quite happy with this...
  and finally the Mumma star...block all done!
I had three little 'wrestles' with the unpicker...drats! 
Cindy, I almost made it through the whole block!
I did notice that I need to be careful trimming the block back and remembering to use the white block as the as the template for trimming, not the bits the star arms are made of...
I get to keep this one, but I'm a lot more confident that when Cindy's parcel arrives, I'll be able to knock out one or two of these little babies pretty quickly...
Since my turn isn't till August, I've plenty of time to work out what I should choose...I'm thinking I'll pick a block that would suit a quilt for the BaTH (Boy about The House)...in the mean time I've got a few more Bloggers BOM blocks to make...

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...

5 comments:

  1. Your stars worked out great.... the heat is on its way here... good cricket today...
    Hugz

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  2. Your block looks super!

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  3. great looking blocks. I just may have to pick up that book!

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  4. I have just joined a couple of bees for the first time too using that very book. It's a fabulous book, isn't it. Love the way your block turned out. I' m looking forward to challenging myself with the different blocks that the bee gals come up with....

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  5. Oh! I love it! IS that 12.5" block? You did such a great job.

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Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...

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