Friday, February 3, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler, Block 1

Well, I did it again. I stumbled upon and signed up for another stitch-a-long. I've done a few ... Round Robins, Block-of-the-Month, etc. My goal for 2017 was to FINISH some projects. I've said it before, living the military nomadic lie for nearly 12 years has me still finding boxes with PhDs (projects half done), even though we are now in our "forever home". 

Long story short, earlier this week, Wednesday to be exact, I saw some fellow Instagram Quilters posting about a #SewcialBeeSampler and he first block they completed. Well, when I posted in Hilda's (@quiltsintexas) block about how it looked fun or I was thinking of doing it or something to that effect, she said I should do it. Yeah, it took about 4.2 minutes to convince myself I could add one more project to my plate.




So what is the Sewcial Bee Sampler? Good question, who knows? Just joking. I looks like designers Sharon Holland and Mauren Cracknell have joined their magical creative powers to create a 25-week Sew Along where participants will be able to find a posted pattern each Wednesday and can post photos to social media to share with others and possibly win prized in a weekly drawing. 

So in 25 weeks, these are all the wonderful blocks we will have finished (hopefully).


I finished my first block today, and decided that I wanted to use fabrics from JoAnn Fabrics that I fell in love with and bought a few months ago called Buttercream Premium Fabrics, Elizabeth Collection. I wasn't going to use it, but since the colors are all about the same, I thought it would be great to have some of the block patterns blend or disappear so that they kind of pop out at you after you've been starting at them a minute. Like an optical illusion.


This is the first block. I will try to use the white with roses in all of the blocks and since it has a deep navy flower in it, I will try to find a dark blue in a sister collection like Stella that will compliment it for the final fabric to put them all together. We'll see how it goes, but I am excited to see hat next week's block will look like, and then more as they start to come together.


Well, it's a little late and this week caught up with my lil guy (he fell asleep on the sofa.) I will probably just post an image each week instead of writing a book, so I just want to say "thank you" to the sponsors of this Sew Along!


Until next time, stay #CreativelyInspired!


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