You know the saying about being wary of the quiet ones? Well, I've got a new one. Be wary of the 'easy blocks'. I was doing my Brit Bee blocks today for Judith. She precut all the fabric, she asked for two different blocks from us, and they looked simple.
We received precut HSTs and just had to piece them into a large HST to eventually become part of a star quilt for Judith. Ange witnessed me yesterday making a right mess with this, almost finishing it before realising I had laid all my HSTs out in the wrong direction. So that was fixed.
Today I did the other block. Simply sew 2.5" squares diagonally onto opposite corner of 4.5" squares, trim, and piece together. Could I get it right? The number of times I ripped out seams to get those points to almost match. Perfection was beyond my capabilities. Way beyond!
On top of that Hadley and Trudi set a precedent of piecing the offcut HSTs into a mini block for Jude. I did that without trimming or worrying because it was all just for fun. That one went together without a problem, needless to say. It measures up at 6".
Speaking of bee blocks, did I tell you I was queen bee this month for Modern Stitching Bee? Well I am. I asked my lovely bee mates for churn dash blocks - yes, I know everyone is making them right now - with a white background and using fabrics in blues, purples and aquas. I have received four of my blocks already, from Sarah and Emily. They are gorgeous.
In other news, I have received my low volume charms from the swap that Laura Jane ran. Bless her, she didn't have an easy time of it but she sure managed to get some lovely fabrics pulled together resulting in a great swap eventually.
And I will end this post with a slice of cherry pie. Calorie free pie as Emily made it this morning, with Fimo (polymer clay). I took the photo with the coin beside it so you could tell how very tiny it was and what a fab job she did.