A new year brings new Flickr activities, swaps and Bees I ran the lottery gaunlet for Doll Quilt Swap 10 and got in and I am very happy. There is a very cool button designed by Amy, assisted by Smith and her miniature circle of geese.
I am also doing My Favorite Little Quilt Swap which you can join at any time as long as you make your quilt by beginning of February, it is a very flexible swap commitment, click the link to find out more.
I have 2 bee commitments and I am very happy with those. February is my month in Bee (a Little Bit) Japanese so I have been devising a block and prepping fabrics to send.
Some of my all time favourites, Suzuko Koseki, Sevenberry, Lecien, Kokka, Kitchen rpints, sewing prints, I have an emotional relationship with each.
A pile of strips and a chunk of Kona coal ready to go.
This is the block design- i have called it Floating Bricks
It is designed to showcase the fabrics and is flexible and adaptable. I did a lot of free cutting which frees up the shapes and creates nice seam lines too. Here's another...
I will post a tutorial on how to make this but it is pretty easy. Meanwhile for others I made, non wonky Drunk Love Denyse Schimdt inspired blocks for Tong in the same Bee
And a fun block for Lisa in Ringo Pie- here theme is Mid Century Modern doors- loved doing this and the other blocks have been amazing. I was inspired by this photo on Flickr
It was a tricky one, quick unpic in use a few times but I was determined to get it how I wanted it. The wall plate number 5 is the date of Lisa's birthday/ I loved the yellow- Cosmo Cricket Early Bird. I loved it so much I had to buy a lot more whilst I could still find it. I am definitely using it again, it makes me smile :)