Tuesday, December 14, 2010

November Quilting Bee Blocks

Thanks for all of the nice comments on my giveaway post! Keep 'em coming -- the giveaway will remain open through the end of the day on Friday.

I've been pretty good lately in keeping up with my quilting bee commitments. It really helps now that I am down to a much more manageable number of bees (2).

November was the supremely talented Rita / redpepperquilts' month in the {Bee} Imaginative bee. She sent an assortment of strips in prints featuring red and white, with some splashes of pink and orange for good measure. She requested large-scale (15") log cabin blocks. The simple yet scrappy design, using a limited color palette but featuring modern prints, is going to be a stunner!

{Bee} Imaginative | November

I was able to make 2 blocks for Rita and had a lot of fun pulling a few fabrics from my stash to add in.

{Bee} Imaginative | November

Over in the Buzz Cuts group, November was Sara's month. She is making a quilt for her husband and asked for traditional (i.e. non-wonky) blocks using brown, orange, and black fabrics from our stash.

I made this block up on the fly. It's not traditional in the traditional sense -- and by that, I mean that it's not a star, or pinwheel, or another more traditional pattern -- but the construction is based on simple log cabin squares. I think it looks more modern because of the fabrics I chose to use (Joel Dewberry woodgrain, Moda grunge in black, an orange stripe from Moda's Wee Woodland collection, and a featured square in the center from Rosemarie Lavin's Spa line).

Buzz Cuts | November

December's an off month for {Bee} Imaginative, and it's MY month in Buzz Cuts! I was so excited to send off my precious stash of Tula Pink's Flutterby line, and I asked for spiderweb blocks. (A spiderweb quilt made from bug-themed fabrics? How meta!)

A few have already popped up in the pool, and I can't WAIT to put this quilt together ...

BUZZCUTS December Block
from Arnden's Space

Spider Web block for JQAdams
from jgmehlin


  1. I especially love the spiderweb blocks!!

  2. I like the block you made - very nice.
    I am loving the spiderweb blocks too!

  3. These are great. I really love the fabric with words....what is it about fabric with words?:)

    The spider web blocks are so cool...yep...gotta put one of those on my list of things to make!

    Ho! Ho! Ho!:)

  4. I just finished my first ever bee block last night!

  5. Great blocks! Rita will be thrilled.

  6. I love the spiderweb blocks, especially the pink & teal colors. They will make a beautiful quilt!

  7. Love the spiderweb blocks and that man block is awesome.