I got caught up on January's blocks for the Modern Stitching Bee, Jennie asked us for the Quatrefoil block from 99 Modern Blocks.
Its a great block, in fact, its one I had been toying with using as I did a mock up of how it would look in a quilt and I really loved it!
One to save for the future methinks.
Next up it was about time I did some Bee Blessed blocks, and Jude's request for bright, and for kids prints to be used that was ideal for me. I look forward to seeing what next months block is now!
What's taken up most of my time though is technically a bit of back pedalling.... A skypey flasher I chat to from time to time showed me that every time she makes bee blocks, she makes an additional one for herself. Well duh.... is that not just the most obvious, and genius idea you ever hearda?! Why on earth did that never occur to me? Over 18 months of making bee blocks for people, I've made some nice blocks. Actually, bugger that, I've attempted some pretty awesome blocks! And yes, I love that they are in bee quilts. I love sending them on. Buuuuut... Well.... There's quite a few of those blocks that I just know I am not too likely to be brave enough to attempt again, never mind replicating in multiples for quilt tops! And it would have been so nice to have an actual fabric record of some of the blocks I've done.
So, as I am still in Bee's I figured starting now was much better than moping about not having thought of it before! Last year I was lucky enough to win a lovely collection of retro 30's reprints from Kim @ Crafternoon delight. Hmmm, possible collection of random blocks.... lovely retro prints..... Ooooh I'm going to get me a 30's prints sampler quilt!
So, I got stuck in and started making more blocks from past months of the Modern Stitching Bee, and here I am, all caught up now!
I did have one disaster block though... To begin with I must have cut the squares too small. Every pressed HST was 3 1/4" at best.... But, I'd started so I pigheadedly continued, doing 1/8th in seams.
It really didn't come out very nice. If I square it up properly there's no way it will be 12 1/2". And, and I just noticed it was meant to have hst's in the four corners too! Oops.
Ach well, I'll keep it anyway! Next up though, if I can maintain block-making momentum, I've got a few foundation paper piecing blocks waiting for me... (lets just pretend that the tidying isn't...)