I am so happy to be a member of one of the best Bees out there,
Over the last two and a half years, we have been through many crisis, celebrations, and much happiness, fun and frivolity together, I am blessed to call these ladies my friends indeed!
so as we start our third year, we have a new member Di, as Terri has stepped down from active stitching duty, but not from fun and frivolity, oh no!
Long may fun and frivolity be at the heart of Brit Bee!
right back to this year, I've chosen some fabrics ...
based, sort of, on these ...
and set too in making a plan ...
I took the time to plan my colour layout, so that when it came to the piecing it could be as straight forward as possible. it also meant I could plan my cutting, and got all that done before any of the piecing commenced
and commence it did ...
so over a couple of days I managed to get the center pieced
the next dilemma was how to get it into a square
I went for the easy option, and appliqued the circle to the background fabric,
then I cut away the bulk of the back and pulled out the papers
and before long, borders were chosen, cut and sewn
so normally, I would have this whipped up in no time,
but it has taken me about 5 days to get this far, thanks to being somewhat under the weather,
I really haven't had the energy or the inclination to sew
but this has to be done and received before the end of the month and time is running out
so yesterday I sat down in the peace and quiet whilst the Diva was at college
and stitched into my Sigi block
Aurifil 12 wt was a dream to stitch with, I even managed a proper french knot!
and now this little block starts a new adventure