Victoria has graciously signed up to fill in for Jessica. I hope Victoria will post a little “about herself” here shortly, but just for a sneak peak, here’s her flickr account so you can see how talented she is.
Please give Victoria a big welcome.
Three months, much self-doubt, and a last-minute rotary cutter injury later, I proudly present to you:
Ellen, you have the patience of a saint. I can only imagine that after seeing me send off Cassie’s blocks and sending my own fabric out, you were none to happy. The truth is that I was totally terrified about curved seams, and kept putting it off. I’m really really sorry–these are the most fun I’ve had in awhile, so thanks for the challenge! Dorey, you were right, after you’ve got all the pieces cut out, it went together easy peasy.
So Beth, even though I’m equally terrified of what you’ve got up your sleeve for March, Ellen has taught me a lesson and I am so psyched to learn yet another skill heretofore unknown to me.
John from Quilt Dad has graciously allowed me to use his tutorial for wonky bento-box blocks! The tutorial is here. I’m aiming for exactly the size his tutorial makes, but if you get inspired, littler ones are welcome too.
I hope hope hope I’ve cobbled enough fabric together for each of you–I had to assemble the fabrics from my stash, which seems to have dwindled recently? (I must have been really good about limiting fabric purchases as of late, which is good for the wallet and bad for this bee…)
Feel free to supplement with your own fabrics or write me and I’ll get more to you ASAP. I’m hoping that while the fabrics might not seem to go together, in a wonky style it will all work. People for the most part have the same fabrics, with one or two divided between half the group, as my stash allowed 🙂
Thanks so much for bearing with me, ladies, as this is less organized than I like to be.
I’m swapping months with Carrie, who is having a hectic go of it these days. However, I’m a bit behind–hoping to get fabric out in the mail to you all tomorrow. I know I owe some of you blocks, and I will also try to get those done today as well–let’s see how on top of things I can get!
I’ll check in soon with what, exactly, your instructions are. I just wanted to let you know that fabric, it is a’comin’!
OK, so it’s not as if I was thinking I would never write an intro… I was just hoping it would, you know, magically write itself. (A girl can hope, right?)
See how happy I looked before I went to law school?
My name is Meagan. I’m a baby lawyer, meaning I’ve been barred for just under a year. I represent people appealing their criminal convictions to higher courts. I’m passionate about what I do, but it’s severely depressing on a daily basis. The victories are few, and even when they exist, it’s only a partial victory, because there are still shattered lives on all sides that one must reckon with.
So perhaps it was my subconscious, preparing for two years in Alabama, that led my fingers and my internet surfing, from admiring the Gee’s Bend quilts on-line to finding Jacquie’s blog. It was Jacquie’s log-cabin quilt that lit the passion in me (I’m a sucker for most things modern). As a result, I’ve been hand-sewing for about a year. My machine, which I foolishly spent $99 on at Hancock’s (instead of saving up for a “real” machine), is currently in the shop, as it can’t retain tension to save it’s life. And I mean that literally–I have been *thisclose* to chucking it down the stairs in frustration many a time. I get it back on Friday, and here’s hoping the money I’ve plunked down to check the situation out will not result in a diagnosis of “novice user.”
Besides sewing, I love the following things:
- cooking for others (although I, myself, try to follow the primal way of eating). Specifically, I love baking for others. Please let me know if you have gluten or other allergies, as I’ve been known to sneak baked goods into my packages;
- my boyfriend of four years, Sage, who sadly lives thousands of miles away and whom I do not get to see nearly enough;
- piña coladas, margaritas with top shelf tequila, really good wine;
- yellow purses and yellow shoes (heck, the color yellow in general);
- really good books
I’m really excited to embark on this year-long adventure with you all!
Doesn't crossfit look like FUN?!
So since some of us are newbies at the quilting bee thing, I found a site that discusses how to ship blocks and the ever popular question, how much fabric should I send? It would be great if the experienced among us could chime in with any advice they have, too.
I’m taking sign-ups for who wants which month. If it gets to the point where someone gets a month she absolutely cannot stomach, we’ll work something out. Months in bold are still open.
- September: Dorey
- October: Michelle
- November : Jessica
- December: Ellen
- January: Cassie
- March: Beth
- April: Anita
- May: Nichole
- June: Julie
- July: Missy