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.

http://buildinghousesfromscraps.blogspot.com/

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 http://buildinghousesfromscraps.blogspot.com/ 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!!