Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July Bee Blocks

This month I need to make blocks for 4 bees.  I am missing the fabric from one bee, so I just started sewing for the other three.  These three queen bees are three of my good bloggy friends.  It was so fun to make blocks for someone I know!

I started with my Do.Good Stitches blocks.  This month was hosted by Karen.  We were to make blocks using this tutorial with a white background and red/aqua fabrics.  This was a super easy to follow tute that made the 2 block in as much effort as it would take to make one.  I do really hope to use this again in the future.


Next I moved on to my Modern Irish Bee blocks.  This month our queen bee was Sarah.  She sent out two sets of scraps in two color ways, each with a pop of a contrasting color.  She asked for one larger block and one smaller block.  The blocks could be square or rectangle...what ever your organically created.  Sarah asked that we follow this tute.  I've been a little intimidated by it for a while now, but with Sarah's push I gave it a try.  This method is also super easy once you dive in and get the hang of it.  I'm not sure I'd create an entire quilt of mosaic blocks, but I did enjoy making these two!


Finally, I jumped to Nicky's block for Sew & Bee Happy.  She wanted improv pieced text blocks with a solid color and a contrasting small print.  Nicky gave us a list of quilty words to choose from and two tutorials to create the letters we needed.  I picked "bind" from the list.  Making this block forced my brain to go in directions it wasn't used to.  It was a great challenge.  I can't wait to see what Nicky's final piece looks like!


So, one more set of blocks for Sew Bee Blissful and I'm done for July.  Can't wait for that little parcel of fabric to arrive!






15 comments:

susan said...

What a great variety in the blocks you needed to make. They are all beautiful.

Leanne said...

You are in fun bees, those are all great blocks.

Diane-crewe said...

I love the way swaps make you move out of your comfort zone... even if it is to say ... "NEVER AGAIN"!! because sometimes we say..."YES" xx

Patchwork and Play said...

Variety is indeed the spice of a quilter's life! They are all lovely blocks!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous blocks - I'm looking forward to seeing Nicky's wall hanging!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great blocks! Love all those dots :)

Flying Blind... said...

Yay for a great Bee selection of blocks xxx

Nicky said...

Jumping for joy - it arrived today! Absolutely thrilled! So blo*** marvellous! Thank you so much Cindy!

Cherie said...

Such great looking blocks! Loving the colour variety =D

Sarah said...

Oooh lovely round of bee blocks!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Your blocks are lovely and I love mine!! I got my Sew Bee Blissful fabric yesterday so yours might arrive soon :-)

MC said...

Making word blocks is so much fun, I really like how it turned out!

Katy Cameron said...

Great job on all the blocks, but that Nicky, she'll lead you astray... ;o)

Sarah Ashford said...

What lovely blocks, I bet you were glad you took on the challenge, they all look great :-)

PS My threads arrived and I have been sewing like a dream. Thank you!

Karen said...

Lovely blocks Cindy!

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