Friday, August 13, 2010

July Bee Blocks

Yay! It seems that I am all caught up on my quilting bee blocks -- both making the blocks themselves, and blogging about them! It helps that I've pared the number of bees I am in down to 2 ... MUCH more manageable and, as a result, I am able to take a moment and enjoy the experience again. It helps that the two bees I am in are both GREAT.

First up this month is {Bee} Imaginative, where July was fellow manquilter Ryan's month. He sent a selection of red & aqua fabrics and asked for asterisk-inspired blocks in multiples of 3". I was able to make a 9" and a 12" block. I was excited to use some of my Circa 50 by Monaluna for Birch fabric.

{Bee} Imaginative for Ryan

Over in Buzz Cuts, swapmistress Kimmie asked for colorful flying geese blocks made from fabrics from our stash. I thought this was a great opportunity to cut up some of my Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Buzz Cuts |July

I don't use Kaffe's stuff very often, but I think there are some occasions where it really fits the bill. I especially love the flying geese-like print that I used within the flying geese. How meta.

17 comments:

  1. Love the colours in the asterisk blocks!
    And I agree about Kaffe fabrics, they don't fit all projects but sometimes you need a bit of extra zing!

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  2. They are both wonderful! However, you do know that I have a fondness for Kaffe and his fabric looks especially wonderful in these geese.

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  3. I really like the Kaffe used with the white to give a nice contrast AND a resting place for the eye. Those are lovely.

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  4. I agree that the Kaffe works great in those flying geese. I'm sure Ryan with love his blocks, too - I wouldn't have thought of that color combination on my own, but I really like it!

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  5. Those are all gorgeous blocks, very colorful and fun!

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  6. I really love that red colorway with the turquoise triangles! I have that green triangles one that I picked up from my LQS. I honestly don't know much about the Kaffe collective so maybe Kaffe did design it, but my selvage says Brandon Mably tents.

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  7. Kaffe is one of my favourites and those flying geese blocks look superb. Wish I was in your swap. :)

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  8. I really love those flying geese squares with the Kaffe fabric...gorgeous!

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  9. Beautiful. Brilliant use of Kaffe fabrics with the flying geese design.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  10. great blocks! i'm still so behind on my bee blocks!!

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  11. I was very glad to see what you have done with these fabrics. I have a group of aqua/turquoise and red fabrics to work with. I like those red and aqua dots! Seeing your blocks gave me hope that I would like to find the right project on which to work with them.
    Thanks for sharing
    Jaye
    http://artquiltmaker.com/blog

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  12. All of the blocks are great. Kaffe fabrics are incredible and add zip and zing to most projects.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  13. i am loving the red and aqua blocks. very nice!

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    Dianne
    kitsch n Stuff

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