I tell you, I love being part of such amazing bees. The women I get to associate with are just amazing and each month I have the wonderful opportunity to try new things. Oh, and I also love finishing those bee blocks and getting them in the mail so I can check them off my To Do list :) (Do any of you write things on your To Do list that you have already done, just so you can check them off??? )
For the Beejeebers block this month Jodi asked us to make some Scrappy Sprouts using this tutorial. These blocks were so much fun to make and went together in a flash. And of course, I made a purple one ;)
For the Bees Knees, Nedra asked us to make this Flying Geese Block. I totally tried a new technique with this block with varying success. Sorry Nedra, apparently I am the world's worst foundation piecer. I don't know how I managed to get points not lining up when there were lines to do that for me. Grrr.
You see, Nedra sent us these fun Triangle on a Roll sheets to piece these flying geese and she even spent the time to cut all of the fabric for us before hand. This type of piecing is pretty new to me, and I have to say, I was missing the ability to chain stitch something awful. I kept having issues with my fabric slipping on the paper.
When I was half way done I gave up. I know, pathetic, but I wanted my block for Nedra to look good and I just wasn't having my points line up which was frustrating me like no other. So I tore off the paper back of the four sets of three I had done to that point and opted to just made a bunch of flying geese the old fashion way. Yes, I was sewing little baby triangles on the sides of triangles, and funny enough, they turned out better than my other ones.
In the end, I think I was able to salvage the block. There are still some points that are off, but it is passable. Obviously, I need to practice some more foundation piecing, only not with someone else's fabric ;) Even though It didn't turn out great, I was happy to have tried a new technique. It is always good to keeping stretching out comfort zones ;)
And speaking of salvaging things, I made a part of the originally requested Birthday Dinner from yesterday's post for dinner last night. And can I just say, they were Delicious!!
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!