Wednesday, June 20, 2012

April Queen Bee block!

Thought I would share with you all what I have been up to the last couple of days! Amongst the mammoth task of house cleaning so everything is spick and span for when my Mum arrives for her visit this Sunday, I have been trying to catch up on some of my outstanding swaps (yep still)!  I must learn to limit myself somewhat! LOL

Anyhow, I have gotten a bit behind on my Queen Bee Blocks - with both April, May and June outstanding! This is a brilliant group that I belong to on FaceBook and it is what they call in the Quilting world as a hive!  Each month is allocated to a member and we all make a block that she has chosen, then we send the completed block to that member who in turn puts them all together to make a quilt. Have I lost anyone yet?

So I thought I had better start catching up and make the April blocks for a very patient Sue who was starting to put her quilt together. Sue had chosen a gorgeous bright Rainbow coloured Starflower block. We followed the tutorial over at Ellison Lane Quilts, which provided easy photo step by step instructions. 

It took me two days to finally get these two blocks matching almost perfectly.  I had to do a fair bit of reverse sewing as well as even cut out some more pieces.  All in all, I am chuffed with the end result and have decided that this is not a block that I am planning on making soon! Not to bad for a beginner quilter though!

Before I sign off, remember the mug rug from my last post???? Well it has finally reached Bev - who is estatic and just loves it.  It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy knowing this! 

I also added a nice tea cup filled with a Choccie assortment and some Twinings Individual tea sachets in the parcel as well!

Now off to do more housework, washing and if I am good, I may even be able to attempt the May Queen Bee block today as well.

Cheers Kel

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