Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hive 7 May block for Jan

Jan asked for a fun circle of squares block. It was so simple I made two: red and yellow. The yellow one might not have a lot of contrast, but I tried to choose relatively dark yellows and light low-volume background prints to increase any contrast.

I narrowly avoided a big oopsie. Not paying close attention to the instructions, for each block I cut four 2½ x 4½-inch pieces for the corners instead of eight 2½-inch squares. Luckily, I caught my error in time.

Jan asked us, ‘What gets you into your creative mode if you’re in a sewing funk?’ Sewing funk?! What is that?! Sometimes I lose interest in a particular project, but I always have another gazillion projects on the go. I simply switch to one that catches my fancy until I regain interest in the one I put aside. My problem is that I always have too many things I want to make and not enough time to make them.

Carla, aka Granny Maud’s Girl


helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I sewed this last year in another bee but with a white background and it was called a circle of friends block, lived making it

Jan aka StampQn said...

Your blocks look amazing. Thanks so much. Jan