Monday, July 26, 2010

Bee blocks

I think it's been a while since I've posted any quilting bee blocks on here. I've been busy keeping up with my two virtual bees, so let's do a little show-'n-tell, shall we?

May was the first month for the newest online bee I joined -- the Honey Bees (part of "Not Your Grandmother's Quilting Bee"), and I made these for Janet:





Also in May, I made these blocks for Michelle, part of the Pieced Together Quilting Bee (PTQB):




In June, Lael requested house blocks (Honey Bees). One of which is this one that I slaved over like a crazed person:




I'm still not sure what possessed me to even attempt that. I also made another tree block, but forgot to take a picture. Oops. Don't worry, though. It wasn't even half as fun to look at as that farmhouse block!

June was Katie's month for the PTQB, and she sent out fabric from vintage sheets. Oh, the softness! These are the blocks I sent back to her:




For July, here are Jody's blocks (PTQB) based on "Drunk Love" by Denyse Schmidt:





And Colette's block (Honey Bees):




Woohoo for me, actually getting my July blocks done and mailed out before the end of the month! I'm usually the gal that barely scrapes by in the nick of time, mailing them out the very last day of the month, but somehow I'm improving...

3 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

Looking good! Nice work.

Melinda

Lisa said...

We need to chat sometime about how the actual bee works. I would love to join one. Im only afraid that it would end up expensive. Especially when it's your month!

I loved your blocks great job! I just read a BH&G book of blocks, they had 5 pages of houses and churches...how fun is that?

Heather said...

woah! you are a quilting fool! I love them! Oh, I admire your sewin' skillz. I really want to make a patchwork quilt. I love the look of them. I checked out some books on quilting at the library just yesterday actually. How long have you been quilting? Would love some tips!