This year we are following the project in Ayumi's book, Patchwork Please and the SAL kicks off today with her Bell Pepper Coasters.
Here in the UK we don't tend to call them bell peppers (do we??) - just plain old peppers, but there's nothing plain about these wee babies.
The instructions were clear and concise and I made my pattern pieces from freezer paper. I ironed them onto my chosen fabric pieces and stitched around the edge of the paper.
My only, tiny, modification was to fashion a couple of wee stalks from fabric rather than felt.
I have only made two as I am a bit pushed for time this week, although to be fair, these took no time at all. I might come back to the project later and make the full set of four, reckon they would make a cute gift.
I am linking to Lindsey's blog. Lindsey is our host again for this SAL.
Meanwhile, I have managed to get on with my two Bee commitments for June. First up was Judith's blocks for Bee Blessed. This month she chose the Woven Ribbons block which was quick and straightforward to do and I look forward to seeing a pile of them come together.
And then in Bee a Brit Stingy, it's Collette's turn for blocks and she has chosen a Scrappy Trip Around the World. Again, pretty straightforward. Now this Bee is a stash / scrap bee and Collette asked for scrappy and bright. Hmm, I
think hope I got it right. usually when I make a couple of bee blocks I make two similar ones but today I decided to cut fairly random strips and see what I could come up with - think I was paying homage to Katy's Scrap Vomit theories.
I have made coordinated Trips before but am amazed at how good these totally scrappy blocks look together.