Saturday, June 11, 2016

Week 23: Sewing Bees and Farewell

I was excited to join up a sewing bee through Instagram this year. I thought it would be great to extend some of my existing skills and learn some new ones (hello curved piecing!)

We have done a few fairly difficult blocks so far this year… the curved piecing was surprisingly not as difficult as I thought it was going to be! But that Wanta Fanta block was just plain tough getting everything to meet. It was my first attempt at paper piecing and I obviously need to practice a great deal more.

May was my month to be queen bee of #beehiveswarmraylee . I chose the homebase block in blacks, reds and creams. It isn’t a particularly difficult block, but as with all blocks, getting everything to line up and match can be a little tricky.

I love the striking colours of it and I wanted something more masculine as I want to give this quilt to my FIL as he loves sitting up late watching football and cricket being played around the world. These are the blocks I have received so far… can’t wait to put them all together and make up the quilt! Thanks ladies for all your blocks so far! Still waiting on the last couple to come in and then I will make up a few more to round out the quilt. And I think I might make some blocks for the edges that finish off those squares.... the OCD in me is yelling that they need to be complete!

Today is my last post on 52quilters – thank you so much for your comments and interaction!

I would love you to follow me on Instagram @anneboundy or come check out my website . Have fun with your sewing adventures!

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