Friday, January 29, 2010
Sew New to Me - VQBee
"Sew New to Me" is a new Quilting Bee that I joined on flickr a while ago. Our first blocks were for Heather and Mary (I guess I forgot to take pictures of their blocks before sending them off... they are here and here), and now I have finished my blocks for Cristin (pict. below) and Faith (pict. above). Faith asked for blocks using Elizabeth's Map of the States block tutorial. I loved making that one! You use freezer paper to draw on your lines and iron on the pieces to your fabric. That block did give me a bit of trouble, though. I ended up taking apart a few rows and redoing some of the fabrics to make it look good, but am really happy with the results.
Cristin's block was fun (and a challenge) to make, too. She wanted our interpretation of squares and rectangles, so I'm hoping this will fit into her quilt nicely.