It's already week seven in the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew along, hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell! Time flies when you're having fun.😉 Dove in the Window is the block for this week (for the free download to make this block, visit Maureen's or Sharon's blog).
|Block 7 - Dove in the Window|
I am having a good time making my version of the blocks in this sew along as scrappy as I want and block seven is a great one for scrap busting! There's 28 low volume fabrics (no repeats!) used for the background - which does mean that for the block making techniques, I cannot use the multiple method (given in the pattern), for making my flying geese units.😜 I also opted to make the center of the block from four small squares, rather than one large one. All in the name of making this block as scrappy as possible!🙌
|Blocks 1 - 6 for the Sewcial Bee Sampler|
I want to encourage any one that is hesitating to take part in the sew along, to join in. The blocks are great skill builders and Maureen and Sharon are doing a wonderful job of inspiring and cheering us all on, plus giving lots of helpful tips. Instructions for each block are well written, so it's beginner friendly and for those of us with a bit of experience, we are certainly free to play a bit with things (as I have been doing by making extra pieces in my scrappy versions ;o). Best of all, you can sew along at your own pace, so even if the timing isn't the best for joining in at this moment, you can always download the PDF for each block so you have the information when you are ready to start sewing.
Pop over to Maureen's blog and Sharon's blog for all the details!