Thursday, February 3, 2011

snow, ice and my first bee block

This is what things look like around here after our storm yesterday. It's pretty at least. But lots of branches are falling and causing destruction. Thankfully we didn't lose power.

I was able to get my block done for Sew Fresh Fabrics. They sent out the scraps I mentioned here. We could do anything we wanted as long as it was a 12.5 inch block.  I've never really worked with fabric that has pictures on it that tell a story. So I struggled with what to do with these. I knew I wanted those Castle Peeps to dominate, I love them so much!
It was fun to design a block around the fabric since I usually work the other way. Though I will say I was totally nervous cutting into these fabrics knowing that I didn't have anything to replace them with if I messed up my math! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I hope they like it!
Another bright spot in my day was when Fed-Ex showed up with this baby! I was a winner of Rachel's giveaway on P.S. I Quilt during the book blog tour. Wohoo! I'm so excited about this book, it's got some great patterns in it.

This is my favorite design in the book. I think I have a thing for diamonds.  This will be first on my to-do list from the book.
Definitely a bright spot in my yucky day. Thanks Rachel!


Elizabeth Dackson said...

Cute block, great job! I love those Castle Peeps a bunch myself. And congratulations on winning that wonderful book, I love that pattern you showed off here. :)

Anonymous said...

I think your block is adorable! Congrats on the book win too!

Stay safe!

Jennifer said...

I love your block! It turned out so cute.

Megan said...

Oh, your block looks great! And what a great win. How exciting! Hope things warm up over there!


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