Wednesday, 22 August 2012

hipBee blocks - Month 1

The hipBee bee is underway! 
For our first month, our queen bee, Reene, has asked for house blocks. This block was on my holiday "To Do" list and was made one warm sunny evening. I really wanted to try paper piecing, so egged on by Trudi  (T gave me some freezer paper), I decided to make my block following a pattern from this book. Now, it is always a risk to try something new when it matters if you muck up, but this did not deter me. Oh no, I just fearlessly went cutting into Reene's Summerville whilst also hoping that it would all turn out fine.
August hipBee block for Reene
Fortunately it did turn out ok with no mishaps. I really enjoyed the freezer paper technique and will not be shy of using this method again. So one bee block done and a new skill mastered!
Di xo

12 comments:

  1. Looks like you did a fabulous job!

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  2. It looks fantastic, well done on a great job! And remember to give me a yell if you need any more freezer paper, I can buy it by the metre at our LQS

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  3. Ooo it looks lovely Di! Thank you very much :)

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  4. THis is a fab block - I hope you have had a great (and relaxing holiday) catch up soon x

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  5. Looks great! Good for you for trying something new! I've just begun practicing my FMQ. And it gets better with each scrap. I'm too scared to put it on something that matters - so bravo to your bravery!

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  6. More fearlessness from you Di as you seem to rise to the challenge!

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  7. it looks great and well done for trying a new technique too! I was too scared to do mine that way! x

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  8. Ooooh I love how this turned out. Well done.

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  9. Fab block - you can show me that freezer paper technique another time.

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  10. This is a great block! I'm glad I'm not the only one 'mad' enough to cut into Reene's fabric to try out a new paper piecing technique!

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