I'm pretty sure that every quilter has a particular technique, shape or pattern that they just don't connect with.
For me it's circles.
I greatly admire the stunning quilts patchworked in circles made by others, and I love to see new and imaginative ways to use circles in quilting.
But when it comes to actually sewing them, circles become my nemesis!
Because I love my Brit Bee-ers so much (I think I would pretty much have a go at anything for them!) I smiled sweetly and said I'd have a go!
Yesterday was that day, and this is what I came up with, using the sumptuous reds and purples Sarah had sent me.
There is so much sheen off these fabrics that I've tried photographing them in lots of different locations (except outside, pouring with rain today) and this is the best I could get with my phone camera!
For the circle in this block I used Lucie Summers portholes technique, which I learned at Fat Quarterly Retreat in June.
And for this block, I made my own Drunkard's path templates using this tutorial, and let Ms. Improv. take over!
Despire my curves being a tad wobbly in places I really love these blocks and thoroughly enjoyed making them! They were just the therapeutic distraction I needed this weekend from the stresses and strains going on at the moment.
Thank you Sarah for your creative genius and the faith you have in your fellow Brit Bee-ers not to make a complete horlicks of your blocks!
And this wise and sensitive friend also reminded me this weekend how important it is to take time to notice the beautiful things around us, in nature, in life, and not to let busyness make us short-sighted and miss the wonders that are all around.
So I'm going to try and take some pictures this week of things that I see around me, taking a few extra minutes to just look & ponder!
Feel free to join me! You might be surprised what you start noticing!