We are moving to Panama in 10 days!! My husband is originally from Panama and his parents and most of his family live there. For several years now, we have felt that God might be leading us to move there, but only very recently did we get the kick in the bottom that led us to make a firm decision. We have sold most of our belongings and will be packing everything else this weekend to be shipped out on Monday, which is why I hustled today to make October's Scrap-bee-licious blocks. All of my fabric and sewing machines will be gone as of Monday for 3-4 weeks!
Cath of Wombat Quilts asked for 12 in. finished paper-piecing blocks using low volume and pastel fabrics. I admit, I was scared. I paper-pieced one 4 in. block a few months ago and hated how it turned out and the process as well. I have to admit though, that the more I worked on these blocks, the easier it got. The first block I made is called Icky Thump. This one went together fairly quickly and I love how it turned out.
The second block I made is called Flying Home and can be found here. This one was quite complex for my rookie abilities and I had to rip out a few seams, but overall, I think I handled it like a champ. I timed myself and it took me 22 minutes from start to finish to make the last 1/8th piece of the block. I think with more practice, I could whittle that down to maybe 18 minutes.
I did complete my September bee blocks on time and sent them out to Gwen of The Rainbow Revolts. She asked for themed Scrappy Trip blocks, so this is what I sent..
(Theme.. Amy Butler's Alchemy)
November is my month as Queen Bee and I hope that tomorrow I can make final decisions for my block and pre-schedule my blog post to go live as of Nov. 1st since I'm not sure how quickly I will get access to Wi-Fi once we are there. My posts here will probably be pretty sporadic until we get into the groove down there, so please bear with me!