It's only the 9th but I've already finished my bee blocks - it's surely a record! There's no real reason for the super-speediness - though we are getting the inside of the house painted in the next couple of months, so I am trying to work my way through my to-sew list before the house descends into total drop-sheet chaos.
First up - AusModBee blocks for Jess - Basketweave-Braid Stars from a paper-piecing pattern by Nydia of The ADD-Crafter.
Jess sent a mix of gorgeous Sweetwater fabrics - Reunion, Hometown and Mama Said Sew.
It's an awesome block isn't it! - Jess' quilt will be gorgeous. I love all the Sweetwater fabrics, and this block is a great way to include as many as possible. The chain-piecing seemed to take forever, but once it was done, the blocks came together really quickly. I really love this block, it's just so effective.
And now - churn dashes! (I do love a churn dash) - for Rachel in our CARE group of do.GoodStitches. Rachel had asked for any colour churn dash - though maybe blue, green, orange or pink - and for the background to be neutral. There are some gorgeous blocks popping up on the CARE do.GoodStitches Flickr page - pop across for a look!
I am loving orange and pink at the moment, so my colour-choices were pretty easy to make. And since my blocks were pretty clearly girl-oriented, I figured I'd include some fussy-cut sweetness from Aneela Hoey's Little Apples range for the middle squares.
I'm so happy to be back sewing and to be working my way through the to-sew list. Hope your week has been a good one so far. xoxo cat