Saturday, October 8, 2011

Piece Bee With You for Jane (October)

Ok, so I'm sticking my hands up in the air for all kinds of things lately!  Maybe some of you are familiar with the Ringo Pie Quilt Bee as a lot of its members are quite popular bloggers.  We've seen some amazing things from them over the past year so a group of us wannabees (haha) decided to form another group along the same lines called Piece Bee With You.  The idea is that every month one member chooses a theme and we (there are 12 members) all try to use our stashes (hopefully modern fabrics) to come up with a pieced block in said theme.  This month Jane asked for dresses, but then elaborated the idea with examples of these blocks here.

Now, the idea of me joining a Bee that required drawing is quite laughable as I could be one of the world's worst drawers (even more laughable that I intend to be a long arm quilter!!).  My son regularly asks me to draw for him a picture of a tractor and only his sweet little self could see the form a tractor in my drawings.  So, I can tell you, that in producing a pieced block for the first time that I am quite proud of my efforts.  My husband may have made a comment or two about this poor girl looking like a nun, but I am going to ignore that.  I pushed the boundaries of size and made this the largest size that she wanted which is 10" X 10".  I am not quite proficient enough to go smaller.  Drafting was interesting, I ran into some hiccups, but I got my end result and that is all that matters.  I did happen to let my boys play in the sewing room while I was working on this (I normally wait until nap time).  I was just too excited about making this that I wanted a result right away.  Today's job, clean the mess in the sewing room that they made while I was sewing.... haha.

12 comments:

Elisa said...

Great block! Great fabric choices! Fabulous!

DianeY said...

It's beautiful! And guess what? I think you can draw just fine!

Mama Spark said...

I love this and I really wish I could bee a part of this amazing group! How fun!

Scarlett Burroughs said...

What a fun block. I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://quilting.craftgossip.com/?p=11888

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Katy Cameron said...

Oh, man, that's fab! I now feel totally daunted lol

Jeannette said...

It is great jeannette! I thought you used a premade pattern.

Quiltjane said...

It's fantastic.

Jules said...

oh it's great!, i never saw a nun. lol.

Sandra Kaye said...

I think you did a fabulous job!! seriously!! Just great!!

Alli said...

Your block is faboo! I especially love the flowers you put on the ground. :) And I don't think your girl looks like a nun -- they don't normally wear pink dresses. :D

The Calico Cat said...

My son keeps asking me to draw a train. (I regularly manage to get the engine facing the wrong way...)

pippablue said...

Ha Ha! Just laughing at the wannabe description, so true!! Your block came out amazing. Just posted mine up too... a serious mess when you look at th back side :)

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