Monday, September 9, 2013

Small Steps

I was always hesitant to join a bee.  I couldn't imagine while reading quilting blogs, why quilters join more than one bee.  I didn't  know how one could commit so much time, or what I imagined would be an enormous amount of time, to making blocks to send off and exchange with others.  Now that I am part of two bees, I'm hooked!

I just complete blocks for Adrienne from Chezzetcook Quilts as part of the Global Scrap Bee. These were quite fun to make, especially since I love HSTs!  The block is the Patchwork Wheel from the tutorial by Don't Call Me Betsy.

Patchwork, HST, global scrap bee

patchwork, HST, global scrap bee

I'm still practicing my photography skills. These photos could be much better - for instance, all the grey is the Kona Charcoal.  Taking photos indoors is tricky.  I was in a hurry to document so I could get these in the mail.  They are not "due" until the end of the month but I don't want to delay.

Reasons I am thrilled to be in two scrap bees:  using scraps, quick finishes, and connecting with other quilters/bloggers.  Also, some day I will receive blocks that others have made for me.  That is so exciting!

I have also joined the Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt A Long,  better known as MSBHQAL.   I love this block and am quite excited to begin.  One thing was holding me back - fabric choices.  I didn't have enough!  So off to shop I went and returned with -
For the Broken Herringbone Blocks


Just because....

So sweet!

Who doesn't love Peanuts?

Kona was on sale - such luscious colors

I couldn't pass up these odds and ends!

Now that I have all this new fabric, I better get to the cutting table.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun shopping spree! Love those fabrics. And the blocks are really cute. Also wanted to say how amazing your Bass Lake quilt was. Such talent!


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