Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Starry Eyed

As you may remember, I am Miss January in the Sew and Bee Happy bee.  This is my first time being a queen mama bee, choosing a block, finding the background fabric, etc.  It was a bit bumpy at the start, but I think we're rolling now.  As we are truly international, some folks received their packages within the week and others are still waiting for them.  So it goes.

Much to my surprise, the first few bee packages are already returning to me!  Want to see what arrived recently?



These beauties are from Judith.  I am really digging yellow right now as it brightens up the long, chilly January Irish nights.  Can you see in one block there's a little embroidered flower?  And the cute little dogs and giraffe in the other?  They're just fantastic.


And this beauty is from Emma.  I just love the bold colors she used.

I was so jazzed by the arrival of these goodies I made a few of my own....




To create the quilt I have in mind I'll need 36 of these lovely blocks.  I have 9 done...only 27 to go! 

24 comments:

susan said...

I am going to LOVE this quilt when it is done. All the blocks are gorgeous!

Di @ Willowbeck Designs said...

All those stars are georgeous. It is going to make a beautiful quilt. Di xo

Nicky said...

I have started making mine! And you were right - not as difficult as they first look! Hope to finish and send this week...oh Queen!

cheeky monkey said...

I love it! That is exactly what I want for my bee! So the next time you have to tell me all about it! Please! What about tomorrow?

Lynne said...

Wow! I think this quilt will be stunning. What fun you're having!

pippablue said...

THe blocks are so much fun. I LOVE the gnome one!

Strawberry Patch said...

Oh wow! Thanks for sharing Cindy, Im wanting a star block for the stash bee and this is right up my street, I've got plenty of time to decide on the details, its not my month until July 2013!

Judith, Belfast said...

Cute gnomes! Your pics are much better than mine for showing up the bright colours! The yellows are much more zingy here! So glad you like them. Jxo

BLONDEDESIGN said...

They are wonderful the quilt will look amazing!

Kelly said...

Love all the blocks, I'm a sucker for stars! Everytime I look at the top one I keep thinking the dog is Snoopy - I clearly need more sleep ;)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

So excited to see this finished quilt! It will look fabulous when its finished!!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh! I absolutely love wonky stars and have yet to make one. LOL You have some really great one's here, Cindy. I think I may be jealous. :o)

Lynz said...

You've got some stoaters of stars there! I especially love Judith's dogs and those wee gnomes!! What a beautiful FUN quilt it will be!

randi--i have to say said...

oh wow! so pretty! this will be a lovely quilt top!

Manda said...

Aw wow this will be a gorgeous quilt!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, love them, especially the ones with the doggies, girafffe and gnomes :oD

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love all your blocks! This quilt is going to be a stunner!

Needled Mom said...

So bright and colorful!!! They look beautiful.

Melissa said...

I've been wanting to do a wonky star quilt with different sized stars!!! I didn't think of making little ones in the same block!!!! I can't wait to see it all together :)

Judy said...

This is going to be a bright and cheerful quilt! That's a neat star block with so many different color possibilities.

Flying Blind... said...

It is going to look really wonderful!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous! Love those gnomes :)

Sarah said...

Your blocks really are lovely, and at 36 of 'em its gonna be massive! Looking forward to seein it!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

I'm hoping to make mine tonight. That's the hope anyway...

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