Shauna asked us to make 6-inch cross blocks, and she wrote simple instructions for the block on her blog. Each block was to have a bright centre and a light-coloured background. What I found particularly helpful was how Shauna included a photograph of the colours she plans to use so we could raid our stashes for fabrics that would work well with what she has.
I think this simple block is going to make a beautiful quilt.
Shauna said that purple is her favourite colour, so I went heavy on the purples. I then made a purple chicken pincushion. I have no idea why the pincushion needed to be a chicken. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I had not made a chicken pincushion since early last year, and I felt it would be fun to reuse my pattern.
Shauna lives in the United States and is a dog lover, like me. I am very envious of her long-arm quilting machine, even though I do not have anywhere to put one in my house and I do not make enough quilts to justify one. Shauna is a prolific quilter and finished a huge number of quilts just in 2014. I counted almost thirty!
I took three parcels to the post office yesterday – this and two for Stash Bee, which I have signed up for in 2015. No wonder the post office manager knows me by name. Have you joined any bees in 2015?