My facebook quilting group Desi Quilters started a virtual bee in July this year! For the first two months, I requested some fellow quilters to make my blocks while I was visiting my son in the USA.
For September, the ever-gracious Vidya was the queen bee and she decided to wait for me! She had a long wait, as I did not have white poplin and she wanted a lot of negative space in her block! And a lot of squares…Her block has finally been sent on Monday , as have the blocks for the next 3 months!
This is Vidya’s block . I played around with the squares till I found an arrangement I liked for her modern block. It was the first time I ironed the seams flat and I found it difficult to match the seams – with so many squares to take care of!
The queen bee for October was the gorgeous, artistic Brinda. Brinda’s block(s) gave me much heart ache and I am not very happy with what I came up with finally 😦 I have only small floral print fabric in my stash and she wanted polaroid picture blocks! Anyways, this is what I made for her…
November Queen Bee was the gentle Nirmala. She wanted sail boats for her block party. That was a quick make! I only read later that she wanted only solids for it 😦 But since she was okay with it when I showed it to her, I mailed it to her anyways!
The last block was for the Star of our group,Elvira! Elvira has a wonderful eye for colour and sews oh, so neatly! And this was the block that gave me the maximum trouble. First I cut it wrong, then I sewed it wrong. I ran out of black thread, and the thread that I found was really linty. Nevertheless, I managed to finish it and post it – for the first time, in time! This is Elvira’s Double Star Block. The colours are slightly darker than what they appear here. I just hope she does not look at it from the back 😉
So that was about the bees and the blocks! What about the honey? I shall post about that later today…