Wonky Quilt Bee – June

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  I’m still trying to recover from the last two weeks of school and the ramifications (i.e.: stress) of teaching a 1/2 combo class next year.  I’ve been spending time planning for next year, which is not what I’d intended to do during the summer.  I’m hoping that the time I put in now will make the beginning of the year smoother.  I’ve been able to figure out quite a bit, but I feel I still have so far to go!

I have been doing some quilting and knitting and I intend to start posting more.  For now, two blocks for the Wonky Quilt Bee for June.  I finished the blocks today, a day late.  They’re wonky chevron blocks using this tutorial.

Wonky Quilt Bee - June 2012

Wonky Quilt Bee - June 2012

The blocks were a bit frustrating to put together.  The middle panel was easy, but getting the side panels to be the right size was challenging.  I ended up redoing them three different times and by the fourth, decided to sew on another strip rather than redo it.

The sewing was a lot of back and forth cutting, ironing, sewing, etc.  I don’t mind some of that, but this was on the verge of being to much.  I felt like it wasted a lot of fabric, especially since I had to redo the side panels so often.

Admittedly, it’s probably the perfect block to use in a quilting bee.  At the month’s end, you have enough blocks to make a whole quilt without having to make them all yourself.

I can’t wait to see how the whole quilt turns out!



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