Monday, 23 March 2015
Design Wall Monday: Bee updates
I'm planning on adding to them with some trees, white fluffy clouds and 4 more house blocks to include Wilbur and Charly, pals for Harvey the dog already in Helen's block, a cat up a tree (to be fair with that many dogs where else is a cat going to go?), a birdhouse and something I haven't decided yet in the bottom corner - any ideas?
Stephanie sent me extra fabric and so there will be a second crafty book shelf and I think my Halloween knitting witch fabric might have to make an appearance with those scissors and skulls!
Thanks to all my hive mates for such amazing blocks.
So my turn to make blocks and for Stash bee February Bonnie asked for brown! Yup the dreaded colour modern quilters love to avoid! Surprisingly I had tons of brown in my stash - who knew I didn't dislike it as much as I thought!
Sweet Boater Chick. Carolyn picked this 16" block from Displacement Activity called Migration. This one tested all my piecing skills. My new 1/4" foot got a workout as did the meaning of scant 1/4" seam. I spent a good part of yesterday struggling with pressing seams, ripping and sewing scantily - the block not me!
Eventually at about 3.30 ta dah! A finished block at last. I did struggle finding the right colours in my stash, grey was no problem but lime, chartreuse and turquoise required a rummage, plenty of teal though!
We've had the most beautiful spring weather all weekend except of course last Friday morning during the eclipse. I was ready with my sun visor waiting for 9.24 where the sun was 95% covered by the moon where we are in Limerick. Didn't see a thing through the thick cloud cover for the 2 hours that was in it! Sun came out at 12 and it stayed gorgeous all weekend long. I did watch it on the telly though and got to see Gordon's astronomy club on UTV Ireland for 90 seconds!
I haven't Modern Irish bee March block yet. Feb's is done but I can't find a picture! After this monster I called it a day and we took the dogs for a long walk in the evening sunshine. I'll get to March Modern Irish Bee this week and hopefully get to add sashing to my bookshelf blocks too!
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