Though I ended up with sick with Sinusitis and spent most of the Christmas watching all 8 Harry Potters and babysitting some of the Godchildren, (I used them as an excuse to go see Paddington - great movie, loved every bit of it!) I did manage to clear some unfinished objects and catch up with my quilting bee duties.
Back in November Anna asked our Modern Irish Bee for some scrappy Circle of Friends Blocks and to put some positive energy into them for her as she had a crazy busy year last year moving house and setting up to work from home. The blocks were to be made with Kona white and rainbow colours.
I only had a small piece of Kona white left and not enough to make the two blocks so I ordered some more which Mr. Postman seems to have forgotten to deliver. Annaliese also chose Kona White for use in her Bee blocks for December so after the obligatory 30 days waiting and no show I went and bought a yard - probably should have bought more and this is now nearly gone already! Anyone ever bought a whole bolt of Kona?
Harry Potter being a bit dark and deadly dind't seem to have the right energy for watching on the the TV while making Anna's blocks. I considered Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (my most favourite film!), How to Train your Dragon (pt1), Happy Feet (who doesn't love penguins?) but in the end Guardians of the Galaxy won out!
|We are Groot!|
Anneliese's December blocks were half square triangle diamonds with smaller triangles in the centre of one block and a fussy cut square in the centre of the second block.
Anneliese asked us to include something personal in the blocks so I used my favourite Kate Spain fabric (only a little left from that layer cake now!) and some scraps from my Penny Sampler quilt I thought co-ordinated well. For the centre I had to chose a dog! I hope its ok and not too kiddie for her. I love it and can't wait to see these quilts finished to a quilt top.
If you want to make these the instructions are on Modern Quilters Ireland Bee Blocks page under November and December. Glad to be all caught up and ready for 2015!