Some Random block fun…

I am desperately playing catch up on my Bee blocks and other projects that have been sitting around too long.

First up I have caught up on my Do.good.stitches blocks which included this fun ditty…

pinwheel blockA wonderful wonky pin wheel.  The pattern is from Greenleaf Goods who have a great tutorial on their site.  It was a fabulous scrap buster and I am looking forward to doing my own version.

Pinwheel blocksThe other do.Good.stitches block that I have just finished up is the fabulous Granny Square block by Blue Elephant Stitches.

Granny Square 1I have made this block a couple of times but love the instructions that my fellow Bee member added… Heather told us to make the white squares extra long… we added 3/4 of an inch to the pattern.  This extra wiggle room makes trimming the block so much easier than the original pattern.

Granny square 2We also used 3 inch blocks instead of 2 1/2 inch squares and I am now fired up to use some of my 3 inch square scraps to make more of these blocks.  But first I have to finish my original Granny Square quilt.

My Granny Square quilt is still on my 2014 To Do list but this week I did make some progress on the list … I am determined to finish my Denyse Schmidt Zakka flower quilt.  I have made the last of the blocks…

Zakka flower blockAnd now I am onto sashing.  I am hoping to have the top done for a Finish Friday… really hoping.

And of course because it is Wednesday I am linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced..

Bee Block fun… wip Wednesday

This week has been all about Bee Blocks… finishing up my September blocks and making decisions about the October blocks.  First up is do.Good.Stitches Hope blocks…

;ink block 2

After last month’s crazy mini flying geese block it was refreshing to do a nice easy fun block.  The request was for two 12 inch log modern log cabin blocks… right up my alley.

pink block 1

The other Bee request was for some Trip Along blocks.  We were given a bit of range when doing these blocks, so I stepped outside my colour comfort zone and ended up with a woodland inspired block…

scrapbeelicious bee block 2

And this one…

scrapbeelicious bee block

In between the Bee blocks I have been adding more blocks to my Zakka Flower quilt.  This weeks new blocks include these two lovelies.

Zakka Flower 2

Zakka Flower 1

These flowers are decidedly addictive. I am currently at 18 flowers and have more cut ready to go.  It does not help my addiction that Denyse Schmidt has designed so much great fabric!

The final project of the week has been getting some photographs taken of ME.  Any of you who have explored my block in-depth or follow me will know that:

(1)    I hate having my photo taken; and

(2)    there is only one photo of me up on the site and it is ancient.

I finally had to give in and get some head shots done, so without further ado here is an out take from the shoot…

photo shoot out take

My darling BFF’s helped me out which meant the whole experience was not too traumatic… and there was lots and lots of laughter.