Katy wanted a block that fit in with her signature fabric - rockets, cars and bikes. I wanted to make an appliqued American car for her, and was struggling to find just the right one. We were out in the car one day, when I spied the perfect one, sitting outside a bar in the neighbouring town of Lednice. I screamed for my husband to stop, nearly causing a heart attack and an accident, in no particular order! This was the car in question, a russian made GAZ Volga, outside the Volga Inn
And so Katy's block was born.
Annabella wanted circles. Thanks Annabella! But I battled my demons and put together a not-bad version of the Limes and Lemons block.
Danny's remit for her block was "anything goes" Just as long as it's bright. So I thought about what I would really like to make and came up with three paper pieced stars. It turns out paper pieced starts are one of Danny's favourites!
Hadley's block on the face of it was relatively easy - random blocks with the odd white block thrown in. But she was pretty specific about colours, and those of you that know Hadley, well, would you like to choose fabrics for her?
Susan wanted wonky stars, but white stars on a scrappy background. Surprisingly I find wonky very hard, as I always want to make this straight and balanced! But I think I did a reasonably wonky job this time!
My namesake Di , wanted a strip with a word and things associated with it. Di lives in California where the weather is almost always perfect and she longs for cold and windy weather. A novel view of the weather I feel! I often volunteer to swap places but she hasn't taken me up on it yet!. I decided to make her the 4 seasons of weather, so that she can look at whatever weather she likes, whenever she feels like it!
|Spring showers, summer sunshine|
|Windy autumn and snowy winter|
And last but not least, Helen wanted more wonky stars, but more traditionally patterns stars on a plain background. I made the final block (mine is top left) and put them all together
I can't say which one I like best, but making Katy's so early on gave me a lot of pleasure and confidence to move onto the others.
Sadly, that's the end of this round of the Stitch Tease bee. It's been great fun, I've got to know some lovely people, and improved my sewing techniques into the bargain. Win, win I think. The second round will start very soon, minus Danny unfortnately, but with 5 new ladies. I'm looking forward to getting going again!