Tuesday, September 21, 2010

August Bee Blocks

Until I have some bigger things to show, I thought I'd share some pictures of my recent quilting bee block creations.

In the {Bee} Imaginative group, Kate asked for large square-in-square blocks. She is going to cut all of her blocks into quarters and then rearrange them to make a modern bento box quilt. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

{Bee} Imaginative | August

And in my other bee, Buzz Cuts, Kathy asked for blocks to make her 19 year-old son a green, blue and black quilt. I found these fabrics in my stash that fit the bill perfectly.

Buzz Cuts | August

I'm finding it much easier to keep up with my bees now that I've cut back to just two of them. I even have time to work on fun little projects like this one: an itty-bitty mini quilt for Kim (aka meangirlie), the VP of our Triangle Modern Quilt Guild.

Mini for meangirlie

Why? Just because. We worked a booth together at Maker Faire a few months back, and we were both pulling these little scraps out of the giant scrap bin we had in the booth. I stuck them in my bag and decided to surprise her with a little homemade gift.

Have you made anything lately, "just because"?

10 comments:

  1. Oh I like the 1st block the blues are gorgeous. I'm considering doing modified bento blocks for my month (feb) in the bee I'm in (fresh modern bee 2). I was wondering how to go about it in terms of getting the variety in the bento blocks - I'd not thought about getting the blocks returned in full and then cutting them myself. D'Oh! Problem solved me thinks! Thanks.

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  2. You always use such vibrant and fun colors and fabrics. Yes I do things "just because". Right now I am working on a quilt for one of my coworkers made out of her old scrubs. I didn't like it at first because I am used to working with fabrics that have pattern...and...the design I chose was just too bland, boring and unimaginative. I have now given it a more wonky look and think I will be much happier with the results.

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  3. yep, i have :) a fun little small quilt-

    http://littlemissmk.blogspot.com/2010/09/thrive-small-quilt.html

    your blocks are great, and i love your mini quilt! :) i'm sure the recipient will love it too!

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  4. Always! I just make a super fun 'mug rug' with my fat quarterly quiltalong scraps off the end of each jelly roll strip. I fell in love with the Hunky Dory line as I was piecing my blocks and just couldn't ditch those ends...so they became this:
    http://poppyprintcreates.blogspot.com/2010/09/when-life-gives-you-hunky-dory-scraps.html

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  5. I especially love the second block -- what is the block called (I'm looking for instructions but I don't know how to search for it!). Thanks :)

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  6. Always, it is nice to take a break from the "to do list" and the projects you feel you have to get done. Currently I am working on a Apple Core quilt that I am completely doing by hand, just for the fun of it. :)

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  7. i like to think of myself as "the luckiest triangle modern quilt guild member ever".

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  8. *LOVE* the third one down! I ADORE me some birdy prints! That would make great little table mats! :)

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