After the euphoria of finishing a quilt so early in the new year, my mind turned to starting something new. Perhaps using these...
...my 24 FQs of Anna Maria Horner's Field Study. I bought one of the colourways in the sale from Pink Castle (I think) just before Christmas and my mum bought me another colourway for Christmas. I love AMH's designs and saturated colours and these fabrics make me very very happy.
Perhaps you can help with what to do with them and what solid would work well with them...if I was indeed to use a solid. I like the idea of just letting the fabric sing, so perhaps simple squares or strips, clamshells or a plus quilt or a swoon...I have had the pattern for ages but done nothing with it? If I do use a solid, it won't be white. So what do you think?
Since returning to Morocco, I have been working on my bee blocks and I still have a few to do.
This month, Nicole in the Sew Euro Bee An bee asked for 2 X and Plus blocks using grey and black fabrics with an accent colour - red in one...
...and orange in the other
In the mystery round robin bee, Stitch Tease, Hadley asked for a 10"x 60" strip of rectangles and squares in aqua, green, teal, orange and grey with some white for the eye to rest on. I can only show you a pixelated version as these quilts won't be revealed until April. That's 6 strips down, just 2 to go!
Now the next bee block is very embarrasing. The EEEEP EPP Bee, an English paper piecing bee, is a very relaxed bee (perhaps too relaxed) with a 2 month trunaround for blocks and back in September Helen requested 2 HST blocks which turned out to be cursed as far as I was concerned. First, Helen's templates and Kona snow got lost in the post and having no Kona snow I ordered some. Then I was half way through the block and spilled coffe over it. Then there was Christmas and so finally I got to make the first block again (no coffee this time) and it's too big and I'm running out of Kona snow! Gah.
Thank you to Helen who has been so incredibly patient. So next up is trying this block again and trying to get it the right size!