I finally finished the last of the January bee blocks. In the Scrap-bee-licious group, Rachel of Let's Begin Sewing was the January Queen. Her request - feathers. Have you seen those blocks! I thought, these look sooo complicated, not so sure I can be successful. Well, it took me several "practice" blocks before I felt comfortable enough to say I could actually make ones worthy of sharing.
You wonder, how hard could they be? Let's just say, I had to cut the feather fabric 3 times before I managed to get the feathers in the right direction. Then came assembly time. How did that go? Well, my seam ripper and I became very good friends.
Just for the record, Anna Maria Horner's directions in Quilty Magazine, along with Rachel's directions, hints and pictures, were easy to follow. I just kept getting tripped up.
Rachel requested jewel tones with a cream background. I practiced so many blocks that I ran out of the background fabric on the right feather, and had to search through the many boxes of scraps for a suitable background fabric. I'm confident both will blend with the other blocks. I'm excited to see her finish!
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