Friday, October 15, 2010

September Bee Blocks

Just popping in to share some pictures of my September quilting bee blocks.

This first one was made for Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson! fame as part of our {Bee} Imaginative bee. She asked for something in a wonky, improv style that was not a square-in-square block. Can you imagine how intimidating it is to make a block for a quilter as crazy talented as Elizabeth? Well, I tried my best ...

{Bee} Imaginative | September

That 9-patch variation on the top left of the block came to me first, and then I decided to embellish it with a graduated border on only two of the sides. I hope Elizabeth likes it!

Over in my other bee, Buzz Cuts, Dorie had a very special request. She decided to request blocks made from children's fabrics from our stash, which she will make into preemie quilts for her local NICU. Doesn't that kind of selflessness and generosity warm your heart?

Here's the block I made -- not exactly children's fabrics, but cute for a baby girl's quilt, no?

Buzz Cuts | September

Except that Dorie asked for 16.5" blocks, which I totally forgot when I made this 12.5" block. So I'll be making another to send to Dorie shortly.

How have your bees been going?

24 comments:

  1. Love the bright and bold colors in the first bee block! Wonderful!

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  2. I love the block you made for both! How abou tadding some borders to your last one to make ti the correct size? :)

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  3. Wonderful blocks. Wow, your quilter is amazing also.

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  4. I can only imagine how intimidating it was to make a block for Oh, Fransson; however, yours is chock-full of color and design interest--a real stunner!

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  6. I love the block for Elizabeth! So fun!!!

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  7. Both of my bees are in the process of wrapping up, so I have a bit of time off until I join up with the 3x6 Mini Bees in January!

    John, I love that block you made for Elizabeth. She will love it! And that maverick star is lovely. Maybe it could be a little table topper? Or the start of a whole new quilt...?

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  8. Agreed, your wonky but not a square in a square block is beautiful!

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  9. I've just signed up for my first bee! I am so excited!

    Also, I finished the Hushabye Tula Pink baby quilt...I have to send you some photos :)

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  10. WOW! I'm in love with your 1st block, I might have to copy it. ;)

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  11. Well, I don't know what happened to my comment it seemed to disappear into cyberspace. I like both your blocks but especially I like the one you made for Elizabeth Hartman. I'd be thrilled to get a block like that. The colours are great!

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  12. John, both blocks are great, but the first one is fabulous!!! I love seeing your blocks - they are always so inventive!!

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  13. John don't make another block that one is great just add some borders to it to make it the right size. What kid won't love having a star?

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  14. What beautiful blocks! I've yet to be involved in a bee yet. Looking forward to my first one though, whenever that will be. Lol

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  15. Beautiful! I love that blue orange combo. I would be intimidated making Elizabeth a block too even though she is so darn nice! I was cutting out pieces next to her the other night hoping some of her mojo would rub off on me!

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  16. Both of those blocks look amazingly fresh & fabulous.

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  17. Ho scoperto oggi questo blog, molto carino!
    Un saluto dall'Italia
    Ciao Domenica

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  18. Both the blocks are gorgeous!
    Micki

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  19. Blue and orange are two of my favorite colors to go together.

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  20. I just love both blocks. That one you made for Elizabeth is amazing! She will be very happy with that one!!

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  21. great blocks john!! {as usual!} ..i'm so behind in bee blocks it isn't funny!

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  22. The block you made for Elizabeth is insanely fantastic. She will flip!!

    You perform very, very well under pressure. :)

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  23. Once when I was free motion quilting at sewing night Elizabeth walked over to see what I was up to and asked if she could take a look. I said something like, "I don't know" and gave her a stern look. She shockingly said something innocuous like, "why" to which I replied, "It's like having Martha Stewart taste your pie". teeheeheeeeeee.

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