October 21, 2012
Color Bee Shocked - November and December Blocks
I finally got a little bit of time carved out for sewing and I had two fun blocks to make for my new online bee buddies from Color Bee Shocked.
Anna is kicking us off for the year with these cute green, purple and white fabrics. She asked for anything to do with circles. I've been really thinking this over and found a tutorial by Angela from Cut to Pieces on doing a set-in circle. I decided to string piece the inner circle with the coordinating fabrics and use one print alone for the background. Note to self, don't go experimenting with other people's blocks. It all turned out fine, but I was so stressed trying out a new technique with someone else's precious fabric!!
My block ended up a little short, so I had to add a border, but in the end, I actually liked the contrast the purple added.
Erin sent us some gorgeous Kate Spain fabrics with directions for a flying geese block. Her instructions were great and the blocks went together very quickly. Here are my two blocks for her:
All in all, I felt very productive for a Sunday - since I was also trying to catch up on laundry and clean up a little as well. These will go off in the mail this week - we are off to a great start!
And what's a post without a fun linky party?? Linking up tonight with Plum and June and WIP Wednesday from Freshly Pieced - hoping to meet some new bloggers this week!!