It was wonderful to stitch and the freedom of sewing with the wool, with no seam allowance was great. I was a bit worried about the velvet as it can fray so easily but Sue's instructions made it really simple. There are some tiny blue dots of wool to go on the light green leaves yet, but they are with next month's block. I like the colours in the wreath and star but I'm not sure about the grey background and I'm wondering if all the blocks are grey wool or is each block a different colour? As all we've seen is a black and white sketch it's a bit of a mystery quilt....? Roll on next month!!
You know that I belong to an online quilting bee ' The Bee Balm'? Well I've enjoyed it so much so far that I thought I might like to join another one - but I can't find one! Bec has the same problem, she's been looking for one to join and couldn't find one either! So I decided to start one of my own, but just for us Aussie girls!! Sorry to all those lovely overseas friends but as you all know, postage just doesn't get any cheaper and when you're posting eleven of something it starts to add up!
The way it works is that we have twelve members and each member has a month assigned to them. Last month on the Bee was Elaine's, and she sent out her background fabric and instructions to make a 'wonky star' block with fabric from everyones stash, this month is mine and I sent out my fabric with no instructions really except for block size! If you have a look here you can see the block that Victoria made for me and you can see the block I made here.
So each person makes a block each month, sends it back to the person who's month it is and waits for the next month. Have I explained it logically?? Probably not and you all most likely have a really good idea as to how it works anyway!! I've had a lot of fun, met some great girls and made some blocks that have challenged me and made me think outside my personal square - but- I'm the only Australian! Ten are from the U.S. and Viv is the only other outsider and she live's in the Yukon, so still in the Northern Hemisphere, well very northern actually!!
Do you want to join me?? Bec is already on board so we just need ten more! It would be great to get started in the next couple of months, so let me know if you want to join in, leave a comment or email me and I'll get back to you.
I'm off to Geelong now, have to go visit mum and hope it's a good day for her, it's too hot to be doing battle with her memory (or lack of) today. I also started Tai Chi this morning, new for me but I really enjoyed it. Thank goodness for airconditioning in cars is what I say, stay cool everyone...............