Saturday, May 16, 2015

May's Bee Block is My Month

My Bee is a scrap buster. My inspiration comes from Jeaneke's “Building Houses From Scraps" challenge.

This lovely Dutch lady’s project was to make 365 3-inch paper pieced house – one for every day of the year.

Instead I took a 9-inch paper pieced house and shrunk it by 50% to create a 4.5 inch house. You will see on your paper pieced sheets I redrew the 1/4 inch seam allowance since it was shrunk to 1/8 inch. Please use the redrawn line not the original dotted lined.

My house has a lawn, the original does not. Please use any of your scraps – solids, novelty, prints or holidays. The only two requests are that the sky is low volume, (my definition of low volume is broader than the Guild’s) and the grass is green.

I am planning on making a 120 block quilt. If you could make 4 houses I would be thrilled. If not please return the unused paper piecing.

If you scroll down in this link you will find many completed quilts which are fantastic.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quilt Along 2015 - May - Zig Zag

This month this the zig zag. More half triangle paper piecing. Hence, the pattern on the black stripe is switched up.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

April Bee Block - Dwell

This month's challenge for Linda is was a house pattern. The pattern is from Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro and it is called Dwell. It is a very cute house and a simple to follow pattern. Linda provided lovely prints.

She said we could make two if we wanted. Since there was plenty of fabric, I did. I love my fussy cut door.

Next month is my turn and, no surprise, it will be a house again!!