Today in addition to showing you a couple blocks I made this weekend, I want to tell you about a new group I joined called "Bee's Helping Bee's".
The premise is simple - sometimes bees we join online don't always work out like we expected and sometimes you don't receive all the blocks you were hoping for. If this has happened to you, this is the group for you. You can read more about it at Mrs. Pickles Garden here, and check out the Flickr group here. This group just got started, so you can get in easily. If you ask for blocks though, you need to reciprocate by making someone else's requested blocks to fulfill their need. Pretty easy.
Mrs. Pickles (Hayley) needed some more Classic Paintbox Blocks (tutorial here) when she came up short in a bee. I made her one set of these little blocks and rather enjoyed it! I might end up picking this block when one of my months come up in a bee. The overall effect is super cool.
Here are my pink versions
I hope you like them Hayley!
In other news, I finally got around to creating a design wall for myself.
As Earth Day was just last week, I went the recycle/reuse way. I used a leftover scrap of cotton batting and a large canvas painting of the alphabet that used to hang in the girls' room. The painting was a bit too bright and they have somewhat outgrown the idea of having the alphabet hanging on the wall. I may want to keep it or sell it later though, so I didn't want to damage it. I simply stapled the batting in place onto the backside of the canvas frame in a few places. Not quite "polished looking" but it does the job beautifully. I won't be able to put a queen sized quilt on it, but for arranging a few blocks and choosing color schemes, I imagine it will do the trick.
So what have you been working on this week?
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