Trying New Things

I am in the Beejeebers Bee this year and we were asked to make a wonky tree, a wonky house, or a wonky log cabin block. Since I did a wonky tree for the Stash Bee this month and a wonky log cabin for Sew Bee Joyful in November, I decided to push my limits and go for the house.

This was my first self designed paper pieced pattern and I have to admit it was completely and utterly improvised and involved heavy use of my seam ripper. 🙂 I was worried there were too many seams but my fellow beemates said it was fine and so I decided to press forward. I added some hand detail to give it some interest since my strength isn\’t in the whole paper piecing thing. 🙂

BeeJeebers 2012 - January Block for Jamie

I also made a siggy block to go along with it:

BeeJeebers 2012 - January Siggy Block for Jamie

Here they are together, I hope Jamie likes them!

BeeJeebers 2012 - January Block and Siggy Block for Jamie

I also decided to purchase my birthday present to myself early. Joann\’s had the Accuquilt Go! Cutter on sale for $199 and I just got a gift certificate for $40 from a family friend so with all of that + tax it came to $176. The regular price is $349 so I think I go a pretty good deal!! I have cut just a few pieces on it but I am really waiting to do Drunkard\’s path and Isosceles Triangles on this baby! (P.S. it\’s not a baby, I got the big mama version!) More to come on this adventure soon!

Linking up with Melissa at Happy Quilting for T.N.T. Thursdays!

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