Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Somebody take my computer away from me!

I may have been surfing a bit this week. I may have been tempted a few times. I may have given in to temptation a few times. Make that three times!
Firstly the New York Beauty blocks. There's a quilt-along brewing... and plenty of time still to join in. These blocks are foundation pieced, which I really enjoy, but involve curved seams, which I've done before but need lots of practice.

Sew Sweetness
It's split into ten tutorials for ten different NYB blocks between the start of March and beginning of May. I don't think I'll make them all, but I can't quite decide. I do love this one, but I also love some of these. Check out the Flickr group here.
And then there are the Granny Squares - have you seen these popping up all over blog land? At first I could see the attraction, and then I saw some of the blocks and changed my mind entirely. Again - take a look the Flickr group! There are some fantastic blocks with beautiful modern and colourful fabrics (the kind I couldn't find in my stash yesterday). I know two couples who are expecting babies later this year and think a couple of 12-block quilts will fit the bill nicely.
And then yesterday I signed up for my first ever bee. It's called Stash Bee and uses stash fabric (duh!) There's still space to sign up! Hive 4 kicks off in April.
Until then, I really need to get a couple of quilts finished.... and tomorrow I need to do my final FMQ sample for the monthly challenge (nothing like leaving things to the last minute!).

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