I've started to make my first block for the Stitch Tease Bee. My first Bee block ever. Small fanfare please!
My idea was to make several pinwheels in different patterns and sizes and piece them randomly. It all started very well, although for the life of me I cannot do random pieceing - I just have to straighten them and make them look tidy! I'm happy with the colours - although they are cheery colours, they are all on the chalky side, not bright jewely colours.
|So far so good - I even paper pieced two of them. This isn't the final layout, just a practice.|
|I love the little one on the left, although I have to remake it because I didn't cut it right for the paper piecing and there's no seam in the middle!|
But then I really wanted to make this one -called a double pin-wheel, but the only templates I could find were for a 12" block (the others are 8", 4" and 2"), and my maths is not up to changing them! So I made the 12" block.
But I just don't think that 12" block looks right. It dominates the others and leaves no room around it for any smaller blocks. I'm happy with the colours - although they are cheery colours, they are all on the chalky side, not bright jewely colours.