Tuesday 31 October 2017

Summer Smoothie Bee Blocks for Allison

It's been a little quiet around here, but that doesn't mean I wasn't sewing. I really enjoyed summer and did a lot of outdoor activities hence no sewing inside for a good while (and also no blogging).

Allison was our queen bee for the months of July/ August and I still need to share the blocks I made for her.
I always enjoy working on bee blocks, my bee mates come up with the most inspiring colour palettes and block designs that sometimes gets me out of my comfort zone.

Like curved piecing for example. I think these are my very first drunkards path blocks!

Allison designed these blocks herself, they are called 'Summer Smoothie' and you can find the free tutorial on Allison's blog here. Aren't they gorgeous?

They came together rather quickly and were actually very enjoyable to sew.
I needed to figure out in what direction to press the curved seams though, I kind of let the fabric decide where the seams wanted to be pressed, you know, this kind of happens sometimes. But I figured it is best to press them to one side.

I also really liked the colour palette Allison picked.

That's all blocks together. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

My quilting bee is called Quilty Circle of Bees and we are mostly German based and sew every two months but then mostly more than one block with our own fabrics.

Linking this to Let's Bee Social at 'Sew Fresh Quilts'.