Monday, 8 July 2013
Bee Blocks for July
Caught up on this month’s bee blocks – woohoo! No I’m not super organised – it’s more that I have a million more LEGO Star Wars blocks to make, so I have to keep on top of my commitments!
So here are my scrappy churn dash blocks for Rachel for Care Circle of do.good stitches:
I will readily admit, I’m not good at scrappy. I really struggle trying to make it scrappy and not too ordered. So I’m hoping these meet the brief! They were my first churn dash blocks and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly and easily they went together! Love when that happens.
In complete opposition, this block went together fairly easily but definitely not quickly. A scrappy Octagonal Orb for QCA Bee #1.
My centre points don’t line up either. Not sure where I went wrong on that, but if I shifted the centre points, the outer ring didn’t line up and I figured that would be way more obvious! The sewing on this one took me over 2 hours – not sure on the cutting. I cheated a bit and had some pre-cut 2.5” squares. And again. Scrappy. I’m no good with scrappy. It upsets my sense of order and matchy-matchy.
And because I love this block so much, a quick revisit to Rapunzel’s tower. This one is for Gina for Wombat Stew.
Back to my paper piecing love. I love this block and it’ll be difficult to part with. I also have a few other fairy tale patterns on the way – it’s been very busy behind the scenes here. Between drawing fairy tale patterns and planning Star Wars blocks. Definitely the opposite ends of the creative spectrum. But fun!
Feeling good about having these July blocks done. Now I just need to get organised and post them off before August sneaks up on me!