First up was May block and I sewed it on Wednesday. Erin had asked for a wonky star. No problem, I could do wonky. I am good at sewing wonky. I had actually wondered how to do this, and had been thinking loosely along these lines myself. Erin designed it so much better. Erin wanted her background squares to follow along the lines of ROYGBIV. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Erin wanted us to use 35 small squares of one colour and 1 square of white. Gulp. 35. Luckily we could repeat each fabric if we wanted. Every time I cut out loads of 2.5" squares, I think I should get a die cut for my Sissix BigShot and this time was no exception.
My first block was green. No problems, I have loads of green and it all came together with no problems.
|feeling a little green|
My second block was to be yellow. I have loads of yellow but not as big a load as I thought. I delved into my rainbow 5" charm swap of rainbow colours. I had been kind of squirreling these away, but needs must. This is when I found out that not all 5" squares are 5" squares. Some 5" squares are 4 7/8" squares. This means when I trim 2.5" off, expecting the other to be 2.5" it is actually a neem less. Or a nim less. I'm not sure what the word actually is. We have great conversations in our scrapbooking group about neem v nim. Any thoughts anybody?
|feeling a little bit dirty|
Anyhow, the yellow was all done, and the corner block a neem/nim too short was replaced and I gave it one final iron. Damn, my iron must be dirty. Cue panic and decision to make one in pink. Cue audit of pink fabric. Decide to make blue, just as well, pink isn't in Erin's list of colours.
|feeling a little blue|
|the stars are out|
Five minutes later, we have one square.
Ten minutes later we have two squares.
Next, read instructions, to discover that both squares should be the same. I had reversed my second square. After a little chat on FB, Cynthia reassured me she was happy to have this in the mix . As usual I head off like a steamroller, do first, read instructions after. On this occasion it ended happily though as I hadn't yet sliced the squares, it would have been easy to fix. On this occasion.
|A sunny glimpse in the dark|
ps I am Queen Bee in August. I'm going to enjoy being the Queen of Sheba, sorry Queen Bee. Need to get my act together now, doesn't do to be late when you are Queen of Sheba, sorry Queen Bee. I do keep saying that.