I have finished my Stitch Tease blocks. There are eight amazing women in this bee. The theme for my quilt is scrappy curves. I have asked for blocks measuring 25" and so I made 2 so that there will be 9 in total.
I had a bit of a wobble a couple of weeks ago when my creative mojo took an unscheduled holiday. I thought of other things I could have as a theme but I kept coming back to curves. So yesterday, I tried again with Jenny`s ruler and made this block. It measures 25". Despite its crack courtesy of the postal system, the ruler was wonderful and super easy to use.
Then I returned to the clam shells and used the template for the Lemons & Limes block in the Modern Blocks book. There wasn`t much wiggle room when it came to squaring up and I can`t say I loved making this block as it was quite consuming but I love the result.
|Scrappy Clamshell block|
Each bee member has purchased 1 yard of fabric, a piece of which will be used in each quilt so that all the quilts are linked. I chose English Plantain from Across the Pond by Cloud 9 and used it in both blocks.
|English Plantain by Cloud 9|
Love it or hate it, these blocks feel very me. Now they are off on a magic carpet (far more reliable than the world`s postal service I find) to the lovely Katy in Glasgow who hot from her Curves class with Rachel is sure to come up trumps. She`s also an amazing paper piecer!