Oct 24, 2010
catching up on the bees
first the bigger challenge: drunkard path blocks for Floh.
We used a tutorial from The Sometimes Crafter (again Christina - hopefully she does not think i am a blog-stalker.. her tutorials and work in general is just amazing, please check it out if you haven´t already!!) and while some of our group The Bee Germany sewed this block without using any pins (amazing!! how in god´s name??) i needed about 50 per quarter piece..
so i learned: sewing curves is not impossible at all, in fact the results are very ok.
however, i did not like the process too much.
but then i really like circles.
dilemma here we go.. feels like i am not done with circles! :-)
the second block is for Tacha (but you can call her Hanies, too) for The Euro Bee:
seems like i did it with my new purchases but actually the fabric Tacha sent gave me the last little kick to get some tufted tweets myself..
Her block involved a lot of precise cutting and sewing which i managed ok but not great: i have no idea where those missing eighths (plural! so i guess i just could call them quarters.. ahem) of an inch went when you have your block done and ready..
but i really do enjoy sewing these kind of blocks with lots of little square pieces and some rather unpredictable geese - since i have my 1/4" foot the sewing-result is much better than before.
It is the cutting which seems to be a problem for me..
Anyway: this was our last block for the Euro Bee and i am sad to see it go! Lots of extremly talented and fun people (Hanies, i am a ginger monkey, rosa e chocolate, flossyblossy, comfortstiching, bellsjo, von kleinen dingen, monaw, ningiu, sodeste, ritacor, Saidos da Concha) participated and i learned a lot of new blocks and techniques in that year - plus met some great folks online!
So a big thanks to Tacha for organizing this Bee, i am so glad we are still working together in The Bee Germany!!!