But just recently Jo of Riddle and Whimsy asked if I would like to join AusBees. As she's local to me I thought, why not? Give it a go. It's a 6 month commitment (there's that scary 'c' word again). There are 6 of us in the group and we each make 2 blocks for the queen bee of that month. I can do that (she says).
Jo is kicking off as Queen Bee for April and she chose the Star Crossed Block - tutorial found at Don't Call Me Betsy.
Here's the blocks I made ...
I sewed really slowly and was as precise as I could be with a scant 1/4" seam required - eek!
I have since trimmed the threads but haven't squared them up yet ... some bees I see the members like to receive blocks squared, others like to square them up themselves ... ?
Jo asked for Warm and Cool colours for the Star and Cross and a low volume print for the background.
The fabrics I chose are:
1. Low Volume: Riley Blake "Enchant" by Cinderberry Stitches "Enchanted Floral in White"
2. Warm Colour: Kate Spain "Blossoms on Orange"
3. Cool Colour: Wish I knew! I want more! Picked this up as a FQ at my local quilt shop and there is nothing on the selvage.
**NOTE TO FABRIC PRODUCERS - please print the fabric label at more frequent intervals on the selvages. Quilting fabric is, more often than not, cut into FQ's and we quilters love to know what we are using and we also like to play with pretty selvages :) **
So that's my first ever bee blocks complete. Time to pop them in the post - yippee!
Linking up with:
Sew Cute Tuesdays at Blossom Heart Quilts