Thursday, May 16, 2013

Modern Stitching Bee Blocks: May

This month in the Modern Stitching Bee, Miss Rhonda (our fearless organizer) asked for two different bee blocks.  They are both from the Modern Blocks book that we use as a guide, so you can easily find the patterns here.

First up is Diamond Ripples made from scrappy bits on a white background.  Honest, it is a white background.  The photos do not do it justice.  There are lots and lots of HSTs in this block, so it is a perfect choice for a bee block.  I would hate to square an entire quilt of these little guys on my own, but I am quite happy doing a block-worth for a bee buddy.  I truly enjoyed stitching this one together, Rhonda.



Second in line was the Checkers block, again with scraps and a white background.  In the center of the block, Rhonda asked that we each insert something (be it by appliqué  embroidery, cross stitch...what ever) that is personal to each of us bee buddies.  I, of course, choose to create the Fluffy Sheep logo through embroidery.  I loved doing the backstitch and French knots, but boy satin stitch is not entirely my friend.  That took some effort.  Thank goodness I had time to kill flying to/from Copenhagen this week.  It was a perfect travel buddy.



Rhonda, I hope you like them!  I really enjoyed taking the time to make them.  I even listened to your latest podcast while finishing off the little sheep!  It was like you were here with me each step of the way.

26 comments:

Linh said...

Both of these blocks look so cute. The colors are amazing.

Lynz said...

I love both of those blocks but that wee sheep is my favourite. Satin stitch gives me issues, too!

Di said...

Both blocks are so fresh and modern. Lucky Rhonda! Di x

Catherine said...

Wow, I love your embroidered sheep: very clever

Flying Blind... said...

Perfect xxx

cheeky monkey said...

this is a gorgeous sheep! Looks really lovely. Copenhagen is nice

Katy Cameron said...

She was obviously led astray by Hadley's Nipples... ;o)

Loving the wee sheep!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your sheep is perfect!!!

tomomi mcelwee said...

I love both. Especially sheep!

Judith, Belfast said...

That wee sheep is ADORABLE! Jxo

Annabella said...

Perfect blocks but the sheep??!!

Lynne said...

Lovely blocks. Love the sheep!

Laura Lochore said...

Love love love!!! :) so bright and happy! Well done Cindy!

Jannette said...

I collect only one thing - sheep! Love your block! (The other one is pretty too!)

Deborah said...

the little sheep is just too cute :-)

Erin Quinn said...

Oh my goodness what a perfect little sheep!!! So very very cute.
E xx

diane said...

Your blocks for Rhonda are so perfect. Your fluffy sheep is beyond perfect. I still need to make mine. Now I am intimidated because I don't know what to put in the middle!

Yon Quilting Wife said...

Love the block and the cute sheep.

jeifner said...

Such fun bright color combos in the scraps, they look great.

Nicky said...

Love the sheep my fluffy friend!

Marle said...

Really nice blocks!
I love the sheep logo.
Hugs Marle

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love both of those blocks. The sheep is very cute and so perfectly you.

Leanne said...

Wonderful blocks, I love the little sheep.

Canadian Abroad said...

Your blocks are perfect and it makes me think I need to add some stitching to the centre square on mine.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Absolutely perfect!

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Love them both! The colors are wonderful.

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