I couldn't get this particular combo out of my head the other night, so yesterday I started cutting and sewing. The blocks measure 13" square, and I'm hoping to make something BIG. Like either a twin size quilt or a huge family lap quilt. I think I have enough fabric precut to make it something like 74" by 98 " if I want to.
One thing that's really frustrated me though with this piecing, that I realized too late on my bee blocks too, is that the fabric isn't feeding correctly and I'm getting ruffles. I've adjusted my tension, pressure foot, etc. and haven't found the correct combo yet. Any tips on what might be the culprit? I switched to my accufeed foot and that solves the problem, but I prefer to not use that for basic piecing. It's clunky.
I've put that on hold today though to get the girls' room in order before we start school next week. We've purged, folded, stacked, and sorted. New school clothes (not just skinny jeans for Claire, but SUPER skinny jeans, which blows my mind due to her love of cozy pants) are in the wash. Now we just need the cool green desks I ordered to arrive, and everything will be complete in there. I'm so excited!
Just for fun (and for the relatives)-- photos of the kids from this week: