Thursday, January 19, 2012

Trying New Things

I am in the Beejeebers Bee this year and we were asked to make a wonky tree, a wonky house, or a wonky log cabin block. Since I did a wonky tree for the Stash Bee this month and a wonky log cabin for Sew Bee Joyful in November, I decided to push my limits and go for the house.

This was my first self designed paper pieced pattern and I have to admit it was completely and utterly improvised and involved heavy use of my seam ripper. :) I was worried there were too many seams but my fellow beemates said it was fine and so I decided to press forward. I added some hand detail to give it some interest since my strength isn't in the whole paper piecing thing. :)

BeeJeebers 2012 - January Block for Jamie


I also made a siggy block to go along with it:

BeeJeebers 2012 - January Siggy Block for Jamie


Here they are together, I hope Jamie likes them!

BeeJeebers 2012 - January Block and Siggy Block for Jamie


I also decided to purchase my birthday present to myself early. Joann's had the Accuquilt Go! Cutter on sale for $199 and I just got a gift certificate for $40 from a family friend so with all of that + tax it came to $176. The regular price is $349 so I think I go a pretty good deal!! I have cut just a few pieces on it but I am really waiting to do Drunkard's path and Isosceles Triangles on this baby! (P.S. it's not a baby, I got the big mama version!) More to come on this adventure soon!



Linking up with Melissa at Happy Quilting for T.N.T. Thursdays!

8 comments:

  1. Oooooh, yay for your early birthday present for yourself! I'm looking forward to hearing how you like it. :)

    Great job on your wonky house!

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  2. YOur house looks great!! Well done and congrats on trying new things! :)

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  3. Very cute! Love your new toy too, enjoy!

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  4. You are too modest! Your house is fantastic. Paper piecing looks like one of your fortes!

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  5. That's amazing how much experience you've gained from doing the bees. I think you block looks beautiful and I especially like all the stitching you did. Way to go!

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  6. How fun! I've never done wonky houses, either, but they look fun. Might have to try that myself, soon, too! Nice work, and I love the hand details!

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  7. I love the new paper piecing designs and your handwork too! It adds so much

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