Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yay (it's almost May!)!

I used the same title in a Flickr post. Forgive me!

I'm so excited that my month is next! I just sent out all your packages today! I re-posted directions with a little bit extra wordy-ness on Flickr just in case you lose your directions or maybe they weren't clear enough. And here are some examples. Let me know if you have any questions!

I have had so much fun doing this! I was very skeptical, nervous, and worried when Adrienne first asked me to join because I didn't know if I'd be a) any good b) could commit. But this has turned out to be so awesome! I'm so glad to be apart of this bee and hope we can continue another year! Thank you so much ladies!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I got orange too!

I loved making this block. Something out the simplicity of it just made me happy. And the colors were nice too! One of the strips she sent me was just a little bit too short, so I substituted a fabric from my own stash that had similar tones (the bottom strip). Hope you like it! I really want to see all of these colorful blocks together!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easy :)

April is Heather's month for Snip.Sew.Send. She had a block picked out for us to make and all we had to do was follow the instructions. She sent me these pretty orange fabrics.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy aqua

Heather sent me a pile of happy aqua fabrics to use in her block.

Snip.Sew.Send. Heather's block
The instructions were very straightforward, the block went together quickly, and I love how it turned out (such pretty fabrics!). However, I'm a little worried because the block isn't 13" square as the instructions indicated it should be. Mine ended up 13" x 12.75". :(

I checked and re-checked, and it seems like maybe the cutting instructions in my direction sheet were a little off? The last piece needs to be cut a quarter-inch wider-- 5.5" x 13" (instead of 5.25" x 13")-- in order to make it work out correctly. Meep! Since I don't have any extra fabric to fix it, I'm really hoping that Heather will be able to make it work.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pink & Yellow

I'm coming in a little late with Tina's block, but life has been a little crazy with work and then adding the wedding, I just got a little behind. Sorry!

I loved the pink fabrics that Tina sent, but I didn't have quite enough to finish the last square, but I hopefully she has more pink at home.
Snip.Sew.Send for Tina

Heather's instructions were really straight forward and although I normally enjoy the challenge of doing something new, it was perfect to have something simple (thank you!). After listening to an episode of "This American Life", I had this block:
Snip.Sew.Send for Heather

Hope you are all having a good weekend! I can't believe we've been doing this bee for almost a year already!