I've been running a little bee block sweat shop yesterday. I was seriously behind in my bees, and I really needed this to be done so I can mail them off today. I'm going on a trip on Friday, and I wanted to tie up loose ends before that.
I managed to screw the first one up - big time. Angela wanted to have the Shoo fly block from Svetlana for her month in the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild Bee, which seems to be easy enough. Well, I had exactly three squares of the white fabric (Aneela Hoey's Cherry Christmas). Two squares need to be 5", one need to be 4.5". What I did not recognize was that Angela had already cut one down to 4.5". So I took one of the 5 inch ones and cut this one as well. When I realized my mistake, a little panic broke out in my sewing room. I tried to fix it as best I could by reattaching it and making it work (you can see it in the lower left corner). I hope Angela can still use it, the measurements are correct.
Next up was Angela D, and this time I really, really took care to follow instructions and make it right.
I had to add a little Joel Dewberry and Heather Bailey from my stash to make a second block, I hope she'll like it.
I made a block for the SDMQG's charity quilt:
And last but not least, my blocks for Aylin for the Bee Germany:
I must say, the curves were not as bad as I feared, I really had fun doing this. Maybe there's a quilt with curves for me in the near future...
About my trip: Does anyone have some tips about fabric shopping in Kyoto, Japan?