She chose the sewing themed blocks for her month, which is a most excellent theme! I actually wanted to do something similar for my month but I think I'll come up with something else instead. After all we want to make the most out of the wonderful block patterns in this book.
Anyway I picked the shirt block because I'm still new at paper piecing and this block seemed so straight forward. No curves just a few triangles. Simple right?
Well looks can be deceiving! See the small strip of white background by the collar? Those are itty bitty inset seams!!
I struggled for two hours with that collar yesterday before I threw in the towel. But a new day can make all the difference and today I managed to sew those corners down correctly - pfiew!
The rest of the block is simple and I got to do a little embroidery as well which was fun.
The block measures 6 1/2" and is made with DS Quilts and Kona snow fabric.
This bee certainly is challenging but lots of fun and very inspirational too. Did you see the amazing sewing machine block Kerry made yesterday?