In November we made a pair of feathers for Rosanne using this free tutorial by Anna Maria Horner.
In December we made a block called "trip around the world" using blues and purples for Gina.
Sheila who is planning on making a few Irish Chain quilts for charity.
Alison, who asked us to sign up to a newsletter that sent out free block instructions for a country style choice of blocks. This is the one I chose to make for her:
ConclusionI have enjoyed making these patchwork blocks in colours and styles that I may never have tried if left to my own choices and preferences. I have had to purchase new fabrics and colours that I may never have been drawn towards previously and I have learnt about contrasting fabrics that will sit next to each other. I've even mastered a new skill - foundation paper piecing! And committing to only one block per month has been fairly easy to manage too. But best of all, I was the recipient of eleven lovely parcels full of beautiful blocks all for me during the month of October! Here are the lovely blocks I received:
So that's the end of the quilting bee swap! If you ever get a chance to join one I would highly recommend it!