Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Trying something new

One of the reasons I started blogging - in fact probably the main reason - was that reading other people's blogs made me want to be part of the online community.  This is especially important to me as I don't belong to a local quilt guild. 

Toward the end of last year I was thinking about other ways of participating online.  I would have loved to find something improv-based, to let me stay roughly in my comfort zone, but instead, in a moment of madness, I signed up for this year's Stash Bee.  Now I would say I'm not naturally a joiner of things, and I don't remember the last time I pieced a proper, carefully measured, quilt block, but I figured that it might be fun, and also know that there are probably old skills I can improve, new ones I can acquire, that I could then put to work in my own style.  

So I now have to make my first block (not yet completed) but I have cut a load of squares, in the required colour.  Not a big deal for most of you, I guess, but I don't usually use a ruler at all, so I am pretty pleased that my squares are square!  Let's hope that they're still the right shape by the time I've finished.



Linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.

8 comments:

  1. You have some fun prints there! I hope we have fun together in the Stash Bee this year. :)

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  2. Your reds are very pretty! Good job on getting things all squared up.:) I don't dare join any block swaps as my blocks never come out just exactly right. lol

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  3. That is very interesting about your reasons for starting your own blog Kaja. I bet a lot of us can relate to them!
    You have a gift for picking really cool fabrics! I'm sure you will rediscover your ruler skills, LOL.

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  4. Love the fabrics you chose and I liked reading about why you started your blog. I love this online community!

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  5. I really like those bikes! Great job taking a brave and very pretty step outside your comfort zone!

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  6. Good for you for trying something new that's outside your comfort zone. I've done two on-line bees and really enjoyed them. The nice thing about making just one block is that even if it's a tough one or using a technique you're not a fan of, it's just one. Most of the blocks I've made for bees have made me want to make an entire quilt of them!

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  7. These are really pretty prints together. I'm glad you started your blog, too. The quilting world needs more voices like yours to balance out the frenzy! It will be fun to watch as you share your more-invested process. Have fun with the bee! New techniques can be fun to incorporate in new creative ways for innovators like you. :D

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  8. well your fabrics are glowing and awesome. The block must turn out well. It's good to do a BOM !
    LeeAnna

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