Monday, July 30, 2012

July Bee Blocks - Round 2

And the bee blocks for July continue on!  A few weeks ago I finished off blocks for three of my bees, but there were still blocks waiting to be made this month!  Yes, 4 bees for July.  I could not let the last day of July come before having finished them all off.

A friend within my CARE circle of Do.Good Stitches is having a difficult time at home, so I volunteered to do her bee blocks to take a bit off her to-do list.  I am not able to cook or take care of her children when she needs it, but stitching I can do.  Hopefully this allows her to focus her time/energy on her family and home instead of being worried about that bee block that's lingering for the month.  This month our circle is using this tutorial to make two blocks.  I just love this tute and was more than happy to make a few more!




For my Sew Bee Blissful bee, Kris wanted pin wheels using this tutorial by Sew Happy Geek.  This is a well written tute, so do give it a try if you have not already.  There are lots of ways you could play with your fabric choices to give different effects, so have a little think before you start cutting.  So, with Kris' fabrics, I made two of these for her:


And finally, I cut up my charm squares for Jennifer's (of Knotted Thread) I Spy swap.  They're already in the post flying off to sunny Hawaii where they'll be re-packed and distributed.  I can't get over the fact that my charm squares will have more of a summer than I will!  Humpf.


I'm nearly done quilting Granny Mania!  Fingers crossed I can show you a photo this week!

10 comments:

Liz DandeliondD said...

Those wellies are so fab. I can't wait to get a square of this in the swap - espesh as I know it came from you and went halfway around the world until it landed with me!
Hee hee.

Katy Cameron said...

Great job on the blocks, and love those wellies. Some may have to come back with my block ;o) (a pack will be winging its way to you tomorrow I hope)

Sarah said...

More lovely lovely blocks :-) Look forward to seeing how Granny is getting on!

Patchwork and Play said...

Great blocks- such variety! Looking forward to see the Granny!

Cherie said...

Great looking blocks! The colour combo really brightens up the bad weather we've been having recently.
My fabrics are on their way to her too, mine we directly shipped, excited to see what comes back to me =D

Judith, Belfast said...

How appropriate those cute wellies are for our current summer! Your blocks are stunning as always C! Jxo

Annabella said...

Love your bee blocks and isn`t helping out a fellow Care Circle sewer just the essence of the whole thing? You`re the best Cindy.

Leanne said...

Those are lovely blocks, I am scrambling to finish my last July bee blocks tonight. I blame vacation brain.

Judy said...

That's so nice of you to make a block for someone! It sounds like you've been having a lot of fun sewing.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

That's really kind of you to make blocks for your friend - I bet she really appreciates it!

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