Bees can be like swaps...you can forget that one day blocks will be winging their way to you. So it's fun when they do.
I chose Megan's Star. Like many things in the quilty corner of the blogosphere, I'm a little late to the star party but the beauty of bees is that you can choose a block that perhaps you wouldn't choose yourself. I asked for Megan's stars in jewel tones.
Despite a huge energy slump, I managed to make this block - for me!!
And this one too!
...and here they are cozying up together waiting for their friends to arrive. They will have a long wait as the blocks are going to my mum's in England...I couldn't bear for them to get lost! Having seen the blocks made by my fellow bee members I'm excited to see them all together and I'm so gald now that I chose this block!
This is a really straightforward block to make but despite this, I had a complete brain f**t when I came to attaching the triangles to the central square of the first block. I cut the two green sqaures and then cut them diagonally in to 4 squares as directed. The next instuction was to join the opposite sides right side together. I kind of got it in to my head that I had to attach them flying geese style and in that case why wasn't I using squares? I just couldn't work out how to join them. I know. Crazy right? I even googled the block to see how many other people had experienced the same problem.
Guess how many??
NONE BECAUSE THEY ALL HAVE BRAINS!!!
I'm ashamed to admit that I only got past the first step because someone had done a tutorial for the block and had used pictures for each step.
Left brain, right brain....no brain!