Thursday, January 26, 2012
Some more bee blocks!
January and February of the Traveling Circles Bee. yes, Feb's is done. I think that means I'm officially ahead, at least in one aspect of my life! I'll take it, though.
January, wow, this was a cool challenge! Lizz asked for waves and for us to design our own blocks. I'm so glad I've been practicing my curved piecing because this could have ended up total crap. As it stands I'll give it a solid ok. Oh, and Lizz wanted them untrimmed, which is why the edges are so raggedy.
I'm really loving the whole improv curve thing. My sister asked me to make a quilt for her for some friends who are getting married and is pretty much letting me do what I want (as long as there's no mustard yellow involved!). I think it will have curves!
February. I think this is my favorite block pattern ever. Yes, ever. Though the stretchy can't help but be on the bias sides just make me itchy. Since I've done this block before I wasn't really expecting to learn anything new. But you know what, I did. And this is going to surprise some of you since it's basically something you'd never expect to hear from a modern fabric girl: batiks rock! I'd never worked with them before, I've batiked fabric myself but never sewn with the end product. And I don't think I'll be rushing out to buy any, aesthetically they're just not my thing. But the hand on these is amazing! They're crisp and really hold a pressing, lie flat like a dream, but aren't scratchy and needle really well. And I love how both sides of the fabric are slightly different but equally useable. I finally see why they're so popular!
Alrighty, next quilt along post tomorrow afternoon! See you then!