Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Bee block sweat shop

After a long while, it's great to be able to link up to WIP Wednesday again.

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?


  1. All lovely blocks Kerstin. Nice save with the Shoo Fly too. Enjoy your trip (I am crying with jealousy!).

  2. Awesome. love your fabric choices.

  3. Beautiful blocks, I particularly like the blues for the Bee German, I have some of those fabrics in a pink, orange colourway

  4. Good save! Looks like a good tying up of loose ends, some lovely blocks there.

  5. I love the fabric and colour choice for your Charity Quilt Block :)

  6. Your title made me laugh - I'm running behind on my bee blocks too.