Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Bee on the Block - July Block

I'm finally starting to catch up on my sewing and blogging since entertaining friends from Germany for 10 days and then being on vacation for 10 days.  

I joined a virtual quilting bee a while back called New Bee on the Block.  So far I'm 2 months in and really enjoying it!  Although my month isn't until April 2012, I've already got a plan for my quilt and have started preparing the fabrics.  I tend to start things early when I'm excited about something.  I've also started my Christmas shopping.  But that's beside the point.

It's an international bee, and being in Canada it takes soooooo loooooong to receive all the fabrics.  I think I waited 20 days to get the fabric for the July block!  I guess it builds anticipation and makes receiving it so much sweeter.  

The block we were asked to do was a darling pinwheel block.  I did a test block with my own fabric first to make sure I understood all the instructions.  I didn't want to mess up using the actual fabric!!  Here's how it turned out: 
The only thing I'm disappointed with was I didn't check Flickr to see what other color combos everyone else did.  Some others received red and orange and lighter blue fabric, so there was a lot of variety.  But the other 2 gals that got the green and darker blue fabric used the blue as the background.  I even had a nagging feeling as I was starting this block that I should check, but I didn't.  You should always listen to those nagging feelings!!  Anyway, it would have been nice to have switched it up a little, but I'm still happy with how it turned out.  Look at how well those inside points line up!  :)

Now I just have to find time to do the August block...

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