After a lot of trimming of half square triangles (actually not a lot of fun at 28 HST's per block!) and matching up a LOT of seams, I have finished my first 6 blocks for the 3x6 Sampler Quilt Mini Bee (Group 13- Sampler). Colourwise not really my taste (and another awful picture, I think the sun has barely shone this week), but I felt a huge relief when I managed to get them finished.
I was a little over-ambitious when I signed up for this 3 months ago, so I joined 2 groups, and still have 6 star blocks to make, paper pieced, like this sample I made in the first week!
I have the feeling I might be a little paper pieced out at the end of next week, as I have a deadline for posting of 15th of January, that's just 8 days away, I am determined to get these done, I may be gone for some time!!
What else have I been up to? 2013 started out as a winning year. I joined the lovely Erin at Sew At Home Mummy 's Simply Solids Bee at the end of 2012, and little did I know that she was running a little competition alongside it (I missed that in all of the original excitement), and I was lucky to win 1 of the 2 UK prizes (there is only one group of 12 in the UK, so the odds were pretty good). On Saturday, I received the most beautiful set of Rainbow Fat Quarters from The Village Haberdashery.
Aren't they just stunning? And even more perfect in real life- I love them so, so much. Thanks Erin, and TVH you are the best!!! :)))))) I cannot possibly incorporate these into my stash, they are just too perfect together, I will be making them into a quilt or similar as a set- they just couldn't be parted.
Next time I will have a little post about some fabric shopping (Rob, please avert your eyes to that one, you don't need to know, honest!). And I can tell you how very, very naughty Kerry @ PennyDog is, she made me do it, twisted my arm and everything (not really she's lovely, but she definitely encouraged me, which is a dangerous thing!).
Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday...