SB2 is a group of quilters that is a UK only off-shoot from the Siblings Together Flickr group. We all are making quilts for a charity, Siblings Together, that supports children separated by the Care system which provides a summer camp so that they can have a holiday with their siblings.
The Sibling Bees have taught me a lot! Having mostly sewn by hand and only pieced my own stuff before, I now realise that my cutting had a lot to be desired and, as for 1/4" seams, well...what can I say? Apparently, it's not just enough to have a quarter inch foot on your machine - you actually have to use it! I've marked the 1/4" with masking tape on my machine and now see that the edge of the foot should actually follow the edge of the fabric (actually, a thread or two in from the edge of the fabric). Who knew......?!? Think I should have!
Well, those ladies who received my 2 blocks each month must be angels! Nobody 'returned to sender'! I learnt a lot and it just shows that we can all too often become complacent with what we do. All of a sudden, my stuff actually looks good...well, I never!
So, excuses excuses excuses now out of the way, these are the blocks:-
June 2013 - Wonky Star - Rafael's Mum
July 2013 - Confetti block - SveaP
August 2013 - Colourful Log Cabins - susycat1
susysneedle.blogspot.co.uk & https://www.flickr.com/photos/susy_cat_1_pics/
September 2013 - Half Square String - Sewtobed
I loved making this block.....!
October 2013 - Crossroads - espritpatchNovember 2013 - Funky Wrench - suespatch
December 2013 - catching up, as per usual!
January 2014 - The Missing U - elfinpatch
via Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg
February 2014 - Love in the Mist - jennies threads
March 2014 - Scrappy Sprouts - sewsarahsews
I forgot to either photograph this or accidentally deleted it...here's what it should look like (but with more loose threads and wonky seaming!). If only I could work out how to put the picture here...! Can't believe I forgot the photo, they were my better blocks....sob....
April 2014 - Scrappy Woven - Me!
I'll post the finished quilt as it needs to be finished for the Fat Quarterly Retreat in mid-July - need to get my finger out!
May 2014 - Reverse Rainbow Starburst - libertyjsy
Forgot to take a photo of this one too. So annoyed......but, this is what it should look like (from the flutterkat site). Mine are orange and blue.
June 2014 - Scrappy Trip Around the World - HillyFillyand http://www.imagingermonkey.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00Z&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00Z&max-results=50
Now, I just need to put my blocks together, baste and quilt them and take them to the Fat Quarter Retreat on July 22nd - no sweat!