QATWII Bee: crazy block for Suzy
Now, this really pushed me wa-a-a-a-a-a-a-ay out of my comfort zone. I'd never hear of crazy blocks or quilts before and struggled with getting my head around what to do. Then I saw what JoJo made and panicked even more (I could never make something that good!). Anyway, the big girl pants were all fluffed and folded waiting to be used so on they went and off I set. My first attempt was binned after I made two basic errors, including leaving a massive iron mark on that I had though to be velvet but clearly wasn't. Block #2 was started and finished though....
|is it crazy enough?|
Bumblie Bee block for Tracey
Well, now another story of grasping victory out of the mouth of defeat (or something)... Tracey was kind enough to send us precut half square triangles and asked as to make a block with them, in whatever pattern we wanted. I had a bit of a brain malfunction and cut up on of the HSTs trying to do something fancy before I realised that it would ruin the block size. So I
|some of my points are pretty sharp - result!|
Happy post! Covert Robin flies in
And then yesterday, I received my gifts from my Covert Robin partner, Raffaella. Now, the lovely lady didn't include a note or any way I can contact her other than snail mail so a thank you card and wee minding will be heading her way at the weekend. Here's what it all came in..
|hand printed I think|
|beautiful hoop with woodcut leaves|
|the whole haul|
|a lovely piece of lace|
|a fat quarter bundle, a pair of divine buttons |
and a little tin of pins
|and a pin cushion in an espresso cup|
Tonight is the Great British Sewing Bee so I'm not sure how much will get done. But I feel a little lighter already!