After a nice summer blogging and crafting vacation, I am finally getting back to it. First up on the list was to catch up on my Pieced Together Quilting Bee blocks. Over the past week I have completed three and it really feels great to be back sewing.
First up was Allison's Drunkard Path block. I waited way to long to sew this one. Honestly the circles scared me. I had a mental block. Funny thing is once I got started it was pretty darn simple. History repeats itself once again - I really need to work through the fear of trying new techniques because each and every time I get a really nice sense of satisfaction after learning something new. It is empowering.
You know that sense of empowerment, it helped me face Michelle's block. She chose some patriotic fabrics and asked us to create a 12 inch block using a nostalgic, traditional pattern. I searched and searched for one that I thought would use the fabrics provided nicely and fit within my skill level. I found instructions for the School Girl's Puzzle on about.com and I knew I had found a winner. The instructions were well written and I didn't have any trouble following them. I really like how the block turned out - I think more triangles are going to find their way into my quilting.
More quilt blocks on the agenda for this week... and I need to bind a little boy baby quilt I have been working on. I'll share soon.