Last fall I signed up to take this class, "Bless This House", at a local quilt shop; the first session was earlier this month. Do I have my previous applique projects done? Of course not! Do I have time to squeeze another "big" project into my schedule? No, I don't!! Did either of those reasons stop me? You already know the answer to that question. And sew, I added another "gotta do" project to my busy days... like jello, there's always room for more. "Bless This House" is a block-of-the-month class based on the 1997 pattern (of the same name) by Cheryl S. Kerestes. Don't you love it? Can't you see how it was irresistible? Say "yes"... misery loves company!
|Block one, my assignment: the beehive.|
I selected fabrics from my stash, including some long-ago, squirreled away, indigos and Dutch woodblock prints. I believe these will play nicely together in this project. I also unearthed some delicious hand-dyes from Cherrywood fabrics. Here they patiently await their turn at a spin around the washing machine.
|Block one: done! I made the executive decision to machine appliqué this time, I couldn't be happier! |
I found some leftover bumble bee print in the stash closet too... perfection!