Where to start? Well, this past week I took a holiday from work to enjoy a week at home. It was wonderful. My main focus sewing-wise was catching up on bee blocks. I am behind. Really behind.
Let us start by showing you my Modern Irish Bee blocks for August. Miss Fiona requested a modern, funky churn dash using warm, clashing fabrics. Although her inspirational quilt does not do much for me personally, I loved loved loved making these blocks and I think this will be one beautiful quilt when all of the blocks are pulled together. Churn dashes always come together so nicely for me, so it is a pleasure stitching them. The biggest challenge, to my surprise, is that Fiona requested we do not use flowery fabrics. I had not realized that most of my stash is flower-based! An eye opener for me!
Regardless, I made two 9 1/2 inch unfinished blocks for Fi. They even came out to 9 1/2 inches the first time around. Now that's refreshing. Do pop over to Fiona's post if you are looking for a churn dash tutorial. It is very nicely written.
|The color balance is prettier in real life, Fi. I promise :)|