Sunday, 28 June 2015

Modern Insta Bee - April (catch-up post)

April was our last month in the Modern Insta Bee, UK Hive 1. Queen Bee was Rosanne. She bravely asked us all to make the Baseball Curves in solids.

I guess I wasn't the only one who had looked at all the blocks in the book and slightly dreaded anyone picking this one.... Well, no one did, for eleven months....

I set off making a test block.

It got a bit too small, and a bit wonky.... Perhaps I should have ironed the fabrics beforehand...

Thanks to Google I found a brilliant tutorial by Fiona at Benidgolioness providing tips on how to get the block perfect.  She has some great pointers and advise. Saying that, I preferred cutting my blocks with the grain line, i.e. as stated in the book.

As I didn't have that many "sunglass worthy" colourful solids at home, I went to The Village Haberdashery for some shopping therapy...

Once I sussed the block, it was super fun to make. I had quickly made three blocks...

Three blocks laid out, didn't make any fun pattern, so I made another one which meant I could play a bit with the layout for the photos.


All four blocks were sent off to Rosanne. To see her work with the quilt, head over to Instagram or her blog.

Thanks Rosanne, for picking this block!!!

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