Bee Pieceful October Block

October 6, 2009

I also managed to get my block done for my virtual quilting bee.  This month’s bee wanted stars, any way we wanted to do them, as long as they were stars.  I decided to do a maverick star, because after the disaster of trying to do triangles in last months block (which I still feel horrible about), I thought this would be the best way for me to do something that would turn out halfway decent.

my wonky star

my wonky star

As you can see I still messed up matching a seam in the upper left hand corner.  But it is still definitely better than my last one, so I will give myself credit for that.  It’s just so hard when everyone else can do these beautiful and complex blocks, and I’m struggling in the proverbial kiddie pool.  I had been watching the bees before I decided to join ones, and the blocks I saw in the pools made me feel like it was something I could do to improve my skills but within a group of people who were entry level to intermediate ability.  Somehow I ended up in a group of super-quilters.  I feel so bad, because even if this block is an improvement for me, and looks pretty ok, I go to add it in the pool and look at what everyone else has done…I hate being the weakest link.  Maybe next time around, I’ll find a group that makes me feel less inadequate.

3 Responses to “Bee Pieceful October Block”

  1. Dee Says:

    Okay…anytime you learn something, you’re not the weakest link…you’re a link growing stronger! The seam is noticeable…but it can be fixed. Seams are hard to master…I know, because I haven’t yet! LOL I keep a seam ripper handy at all times. Hang in there. There are some great tutorials if you Google for them. I think the star is fab and love the way the corner blocks are not just white!

  2. ...dotty... Says:

    Don’t you worry about it…….being in this group of “overachievers” will stretch you to learn and try harder than you ever would have before. You’re on the right track and that’s a beautiful star to share !

  3. Jennifer Says:


    I love it – don’t worry too much. 🙂 I think it’s really great. My seam ripper is my friend.

    And if you’d like to join in a Block Swap/Quilting Bee group – It’s totally beginner friendly – and you can pass this link around to any of your friends!

    Hope to see you there!


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