Monday, October 31, 2011

Sew Bee Blissful: October Blocks Finished

I had such high hopes.  I finished off these little blocks last night (yes, it's still October...I'm just a little late...) and thought I would wait for the sun to come out today before taking a photo.  Want to see what they look like today on the line?


Right.  Galway isn't known for its California-like weather.

I know, I know.  I need to mow the lawn, but I just put down seed so I am waiting for my new little friends to grow to three inches tall.

Anyway, back inside to take a photo or two.  Celynn sent us fabric to create two 12.5 inch square blocks using this tutorial.  I found this to be a huge challenge.  I had difficulty trying to arrange fabrics as I would not normally mix these blue/green/gray prints with maroon and orange.  But that's the point of a bee, right?  To grow a bit.  I tried the safe method trying to use my stash neutrals and the cool shades and made this:


I wanted the second owl to be fully warmer fabrics, but I started to run out of material.  I had to combine warms and cools to make this little guy.  I like him more than I thought I would :)


And finally Celynn asked for a signature block of our scraps.  Now we're in my comfort zone again...


They will be in the post tomorrow with a little chocolate goodie and a recipe (at Celynn's request).  I hope she likes them!

16 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Well done on the owls - I'm sure Celynn will like them!

Judith, Belfast said...

I'm sure your owl loving friend will adore these! Well done! Jxo

Beth said...

gorgeous owls!

mammafairy said...

sorry, forgot to change the name, I have just replied as my daughter...

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, love those wee owls! Are those wings 3D?

Sarah said...

Cool wee owls :-)

Sarah said...

Your owls look lovely. Mine are still not done (although I have a dispensation from CeLynn.) I am a bit nervous about these too!

Lynne said...

That second owl is so cute!

Flying Blind... said...

I always love a washing line shot!
Classic xxx

susan said...

Your owls are lovely and so good to know that they can fly too!

Laura said...

Ooh love the 2nd owl! Dont envy your weather!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love the second owl!! Very ME!!!!

Trudi said...

Awe, the owls are gorgeous! I like them, not like the frightened little chicks that the tute shows :)

Collette said...

cute little owlies!! your garden is like mine! scotland is always windy :(

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That picture cracked me up!! Love the blocks, especially the cute owl!

The Sunflower Patch said...

Received my owlie blocks today,let me just say that I,LOVe them :) Also the sig block,thank you sew much ;)
Ps Hubby,came home and complained that he had no goodies. He shut right up when I handed him the Huge candy bar! LOL!

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