It's November, so that means it's 'my' month in Brit Bee.
I bought a couple of Just Wing It layer cakes ages with a Moda Bakeshop pattern in mind.
By the time I started thinking about what extra yardage I was going to need, I had actually gone right off the original pattern, but was determined to use the layer cakes, so I had to find a suitable 'replacement'.
Well it was probably about 2 seconds later that I decided to check my 'copy' of Fat Quarterly 5 - Pre Cuts, and 3 seconds after that, that I revisited Katy Jones' stunning Constellation quilt! Bingo!
At the same time Katy was revamping the pattern and we got chatting - one of the Bee (Fi, that's you!) was in on some of the emails unbeknownst to her, that Katy had helped me hatch a plan for my big blocks!
So I have asked the 'hive' to make me one 24.5" block, rather than 2 regular 12.5"blocks, (OK it adds up to 4 blocks, but don't tell!).
Here's the artist's (aka dear hubby's) impression...
And here is my block, I had to ensure I had counted the right number of charms I needed to cut by hand; ie. 11 x lots!
I packaged them up in a small fabric tray each, like I explained to the ladies, if I am dieting, then so are they, so no sweeties in my packages!
So on the second of November, 2 are already finished and appear in the flickr pool! How exciting is that?! I know I have been making blocks for others over the last 6 months, but I never knew quite how brilliant it was going to feel having my chosen blocks made!
The plan is to have 9 stars on one side (3x3) and 3 on the diagonal on the other, with siggy blocks turned into smaller stars!
You can be sure I am going to keep you up to date with this! Go Brit Bee!!!