I'm not in a lot of bee's now. And I have just made my last joining hands block. I've decided to make some more room to make things I want to make myself. Otherwise I use the sparse time I have to sew just making bee blocks. My last block is a scrappy trip block, I have made many before when making Anne's scrappy trip, you can find here and here.
I am of course staying with the comfort circle to make quilts for a good cause. This month we are making slanted diamonds for Muriel. You can find the tutorial here.
I'm on my way out, because spring has arrived in Holland, See you soon!
When cutting fabrics to paperpiece, please don't be to frugal with your lovely fabrics. You know you hate to sew each seam three time to get it right. And the unpicking when sewing with tiny stitches is not your hobby either. These farmer's wife quilt blocks are so small, you still won't need a lot of fabric. Especially cut the triangles BIGGER. This is better for your metal health in the end.
My own round robin started with a basket. In aqua and grey, which is a color combination I love. Lots of lovely rounds were added by my Double dutch quilty friends. Slowly more limish green and purple were added. I'm not a purple person, but I couldn't help my self, I love it!
I received it back at our last meet and I decided tot put it "en point", which is a very professional quilting term for adding triangles to the sides. I had no idea how to do this with such a big thing. So I started sketching and browsing and measuring and pulling fabrics.
For anyone who is a little rusty in calculating how big a triangle should be when you only know the diagonal this is a useful link. I'm very proud of myself to calculate, cut and sew in a flow without making mistakes!
I chose a glittery white from michael miller, one of my favorite amy butlers (it reminds me of martini's with olives for some reason), a small flowery fabric (I bought in France) and an oakshot purple.
Did some sketshing and calculating, and this is the result, on my new showline of course!