Monday, July 8, 2013

June's Modern Irish Bee Blocks

This month, in the Modern Irish Bee, the lovely Judith is running the show.  She sent to each of us a pretty stack of solid tumblers and asked us to make two blocks each.  She wanted each of us to put in a piece of our own fabric to reflect our personalities.  The block was then topped off with a solid navy frame.

I loved the colors Judith choose for us, so I was really excited to get going.  The only problem is that I had never sewn a tumbler before!  Judith gave us clear instructions (that were very helpful!) in the Flicker thread, but still you need to mess around on your own a bit to get the hang of these things.  With a little trial and error, I made these:


That flower print makes my heart flutter time and time again. I own yards and yards of it in red and blue, so I"ll never ever run out!


And of course there are sheep.  I could not resist.

Now that I am thinking about these blocks again, I remember Judith also sent a mini bar of chocolate. I hid it in my super top secret chocolate spot and then forgot about it!  I'm off to take it out for a munch right now.  Thank you, Judith!  I hope these suit you!

9 comments:

Nicky said...

Well done there Cindy!

tomomi mcelwee said...

lovely!

Elita en Suisse said...

I love that idea! A tumbler quilt is on my list of wanna do's but have too many hexies in front of it to start yet. Oh, maybe I'll just jump in anyway... Love your blocks!

Karin said...

Now this is a tumbler that grabs my interest to try. breaking into the blocks is really cool.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, I love these blocks!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I'm a bit nervous of doing these blocks too.... Yards of it????? You are worse than me😛

Flying Blind... said...

Judith is sure to get the beautiful quilt she deserves xxx

Judith, Belfast said...

Hi C, sorry I've not been keeping up to date with blog reading. Life has taken an unpleasant twist here. Thank you for your wonderful blocks - they are even lovelier in reality! Jxo

Katy Cameron said...

Tumblers give me the shakes in the same way triangles do ;o) Well tackled!

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