So imagine my delight when I had an email from Fiona after seeing my low volume blocks asking me if I'd like to do a little block swap with her. She was doing a very similar low volume project as me for her month in Brit Quilt and thought it would be fun if we made each other blocks. She emailed me the Brit Bee instructions and sent me some of her precious low volume scraps. I in turn have sent her a package of low volume fabrics for my blocks.
Fiona's Low Volume Scraps.
Anyway, this is the first block all finished. I did the high volume bit in the spool pattern from The Farmers Wife book. I used scraps to make up the rest of the block. Mainly because some bits were too pretty to cut into - like the vintage sheet. So I just went with what the scraps dictated.
So this is how I got to pretend I'm part of Brit Bee. And hopefully Fi won't see this block and regret entrusting her precious scraps to me. I've got an idea for block two, but it's going to involve some hand sewing/EPP and a few of my own scraps to eek out what Fiona sent.
It was seeing how the fun out ways the trauma of being in a bee that made me only too keen to say yes to joining the hipBees.
Our first month is August and today I had my package of fabrics arrive from Miss August aka Reene of Nellie's Niceties. So exciting. I hope to be able to show you what I come up with before too long!
In the mean time have a lovely weekend, whatever you may be doing!