Monday, May 28, 2012

May Bee Blocks

Fluffy Sheep Headquarters is a-buzz with bee blocks today.  I am stitching like mad to get them finished before the June blocks arrive!  What's on the menu this month, you ask?

In Sew Bee Blissful, Melissa (AKA Crafty MamaD) has asked for two firefly blocks using this tutorial.  The tutorial is incredibly well written and clear with great photos.  If you're at all interested in making firefly blocks, do give it a look.



In Sew & Bee Happy, Allie has asked for four mini blocks that each measure 6.5 inches square.   Two are to be sunny 9 patches in yellows, oranges, reds, etc.  I see that most folks are taking the pastel route here.  Of course I only have the bold, true colors in my stash.  Hope they are not too overpowering! 



The other two are to be imrpov blocks of neutral colors.  I absolutely loved making these as they're a great way to use up those little bits and bobs of neutrals that I don't have enough to make a block, but I can't throw them out.  Perfect.  Her idea is inspired by the work of Piece and Press.  I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like!




And finally!  My blocks for the CARE circle of do good stitches.  This month Kris asked for a scrappy herringbone block using a tutorial by Bijou Lovely.  The tutorial was very easy to use and clearly written.  The photos help a whole lot.  It used large "scraps" that really I had to cut from my stash, and then in turn generated large "scraps" from the cut-off bits.  If you were making a full quilt, I'm sure you could use them on the back or something.



15 comments:

Di said...

You have been a busy bee...... Di x

Nicky said...

Well done Cindy - I forgot to post my ones for Allie! Ooops! They should be with her already!

I am in panic mode pre FQ how are you?

Cille said...

Busy day.... I like your colorful and vibrant blocks :) the light blocks are kind of funny. It will be interesting to see what they will be used to. I can't imagine a whole quilt with only whites...

Judith, Belfast said...

Love your bold oranges and lemons C! These will be fab in quilts! Jxo

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the citrus and red blocks! Yummy!

Flying Blind... said...

You mean you have had time for sewing!!!? Great blocks x

susan said...

I somehow don't think you get much time for sleeping!

Lynne said...

Some lovely blocks there - I love bright happy colours.

Melissa said...

I love my blocks! Thank you so much!

Sarah said...

Great blocks, especially love the last two :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Very cool and particularly loving the bright coloured ones :o)

mammafairy said...

WEy hey! the comment box is back! Where did it go, and why? Anyway, I love your chevrons, so cheery, and the firefly blocks look great!
It will be interesting to see what is done with those neutrals. I can think of various options, I wonder what will be the finish.

Cherie said...

Such awesome blocks, with great summer tones. So perfect for the weather we've been having lately =D

Kris said...

You have been busy! Your herringbone blocks are just lovely in real life Cindy! (They arrived today!) Thank you!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous blocks, especially the last two!

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