Monday, February 27, 2017

Bee, Myself and I in February

Last month I announced that I was starting yet another set of blocks but this time strictly for myself. This is in conjunction with Carla's resolve to make something for herself, something that she's wanted to make but could find no other reason to pursue the project. She created the Bee, Myself and I selfish sewing circle as a way to make her commitment firm. To that end I began making Scrappy Trip blocks in my favorite colors, in batiks. In January I made these two:

I was a bit more ambitious in February.

I started with the pink blocks but then couldn't resist the urge to make the orange-y one to fill in the empty spot on the design wall! I'm planning for 20 blocks overall, mostly in the yellow-orange-pink range. I think I'm actually going to need a bit more yellow before I'm done! I haven't gone to the length of deciding how many blocks to make in each color or how many to make each month. For the time being I'm just playing it by ear. There's no rush, no deadline, for this project. It just provides a pleasant change from projects that may be more pressing or challenging (like the wedding quilt coming up!).

Next month I suspect you will see some truly orange blocks. Or maybe there will be more pink - you never know. ;- )


  1. And as this for you, and you only, whatever colours you choose will be perfect for the new owner of the quilt!!!Lovely shades so far,

  2. This is going to be a gorgeous riot of colour Sue - I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops.

  3. That central orangey block that bridges the two colours is gorgeous. It's going to be a fabulous quilt when it's done, whenever that may be :-)

  4. Oh, this is going to be fun! So far it just glows - can't wait to watch it grow.

  5. I am so glad that you and Kate at least are carrying on. I am struggling to meet my own deadlines as I foolishly restarted full-time study.


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