Here is a round up of all the blocks I made in my first Bee:
April: Star Crossed block. Tutorial found here.
These blocks were a good exercise in using a scant 1/4" seam allowances.
May: Bento Box blocks - info found here.
June: Star Blocks ... I wrangled with purple here.
July: Was my turn to be Queen Bee. I chose this butterfly block.
Didn't all of my Bee mates do a fantastic job?
I'm going to use these blocks to make a quilt for my daughter and I let her open the packages when they arrived in the post ... you should have heard her squeal with delight upon opening each package! Bliss!
August: Mini Bow Tie blocks. Info found here
These blocks were heaps of fun to make!
September: Improv Blocks found here
Yes ... well ... that was an interesting experience!
I had always stayed away from Bees sighting the usual fears ... skill level, time-poor, sewing to a schedule ... yarda, yarda, yarda ... silly really, as it's been a great way to try different blocks, colour combos and quilting genres.
So that was Ausbees ... thank you ladies ... it's been great sewing with you!
I'm going to try some swaps next. I like the idea of receiving a finished item in the post, something I can hang or use straight away. So I've signed up for the Little Quilts Swap via Instagram. There are 200 (or so) of us sewing a mini quilt from the Little Quilts Book for a secret squirrel swap partner.
This is what I'm planning for my partner ...
|Dreamin' Vintage by Art Gallery Fabrics|
I might want to keep it for myself! But, I'm almost certain that's not what a swap is about :)
And you know that I'm enjoying my Possum Magic Round Robin ... I'm working on Wendy's centre next ...
|Next on the design mattress ...|
... yes, you noticed all that purple too? ... I may have to call a truce with purple for the sake of Possum Magic!
I'm interested to hear which form of online community sewing you enjoy most? Bees, Swaps or Round Robins?