Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP, here we go

Well, I just entered this dolly quilt for my niece in the Festival of Scrappiness at Stitched in Color. See my post here for more info.

I also finished a couple of Bee blocks this week.

This one I screwed up the cutting on one unit, whoops! Turns out there is a difference between diagonals. I needed to cut the square on the diagonal before I cut the corners off. Once I cut the corners off, I cut it on the diagonal which apparently was the wrong diagonal so I couldn't sew the corners back on properly. Thankfully the bee host didn't seem overly upset but I sent her some money anyway. I feel terrible about it. The other units and other block turned out great. I hope she doesn't think I'm a complete idiot!

This bee block was for my local bee and I forgot to trim each block to 4" which I didn't realize til after I sewed the borders on. Lots of seam ripping. Thanks to another guild member, I used an eyebrow trimmer to rip seems and it went super fast. What a great tip, you get them from a beauty supply store for super cheap.

Next up....back to the Sparkle Punch quilt. Hopefully I will remember how to make the stars!

Also looking forward to the Zakka Style SAL, I've got plans to make at least two of the projects.

Linking up with Lee.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I think your blocks are all looking great - I'm sure the bee host doesn't mind at all about the mistake. I once cut a quilt's worth of hsts the wrong size and I've done lots of other random things! Love your doll quilt too :)

  2. I love the Bee block! Can't wait to see Amy's finished quilt!

  3. Love your colors in everything- so much fun! Sorry to hear the diagonals gave you trouble.