Montag, 31. Dezember 2012

My Month in Scrappy? Sew Bee It!

Since May I have been in a virtual quilting bee on flickr, the Scrappy? Sew Bee It!
Every month we make blocks for a different member and take all our fabric from our stash, with the focus on using up scraps.

But I know that some members (including myself) have purchased fabric to make the blocks as good as possible. It is a great challenge to make a different block every month. You have to be more careful and precise than usual (at least, I have to be...). We did several very different ones until today: stars, feathers, a giant hexagon, x and +, 36 patch and very differnt log cabins.

January is my month. When we could choose our month I thought naively I'd have enough time during the holidays to plan my block and write a detailed and well-edited tutorial... well not quite. I drafted a pattern, made a practice block and took some shabby indoor-evening-telephone-pictures of it because I can't find the loading device for my camera and  I'm never home in sunshine...

I'd like to do a Scrappy Spider Web. I've seen several of them in blogland and I've been collecting scraps and selvadges since I started quilting for such a project. I'd love to get as many colourful scraps and selvadges as possiple with medium grey "stars" in the centre. I'll post my templates and directions in our flickr group.