I am really enjoying participating in the NewBee – a group of 12 lovely ladies all relatively new to sewing/quilting. Each of us gets a month where we send out fabric and instructions on what kind of block to make, and then receive back a stack of quilt squares. As a result of the last 6 months, I’ve gotten better at sewing in a straight line (no joke), improvisation, cutting accurately, working on my seam allowances, and all sorts of other things that go into making quilt squares.
January’s quilt blocks were for Kathy – and she chose the disappearing 9-patch. I was excited for this block as I’ve admired it while browsing through quilting blogs and photos on Flickr. (Although now I need to come up with a different block for my month!)
These blocks weren’t a slap-dash affair, by any means. It takes careful attention to make sure all the points are lined up and the seams are straight.
It was painstaking (there was much seam ripping), but love the results! It pays to be precise!