2015-06-06 00:32:49

{ Long Overdue } Bee Block Update

Howdy Y’all! (I’m practicing my Southern drawl for Houston Market in the Fall). How am I doing? :) ha! I’m still finishing up the final details for my AccuQuilt giveaway so it’s still hush hush for now … I CAN tell you that several folks have contacted me to donate prizes. There’s still time to donate so feel free to leave a comment letting me know you want to participate. There will be one grand prize winner and several runners up! Yay!

I thought I’d take some time to catch up and show you all the bee blocks I’ve been working on over the last few months. I promise not to bore you too much (are you having flashbacks of watching grandma and grandpa’s vacation slides?). I’m participating in 4 Bees this year. I know, I know, lots of commitment, how do you ever get anything done and all that. Believe me, I’m learning my lesson!

Starting things off with the Fussy Cut Bee.

March 2010 was Lisa’s month. Her theme was square in square blocks. She sent an assortment of fabrics and this was the block I made for her:

Fussycut Bee Block for Lisa

April 2010 was Victoria’s month. She requested whirligigs with a diamond or square center. I came up with this block for her:

Fussy Cut Bee Block for Victoria

May 2010 was Chelsea’s month. She sent out an assortment of jewel toned fabrics. I was able to make 2 blocks for her:

Fussy Cut Block for Chelsea

Fussy Cut Block for Chelsea

June 2010 was my month. I have a separate post for that month so we’ll skip on to July. It was Amber’s month. She requested log cabins and sent some bright fabrics. I was able to make 2 blocks for her as well:

July 2010 Fussy Cut Bee Block for Amber

July 2010 Fussy Cut Bee Block for Amber

Another bee I participate in is called {Bee} Imaginative.

I left off on Julie’s month, March 2010. She sent some great Monaluna fabrics and I made 2 blocks for her:

Bee Imaginative Block for Julie

Bee Imaginative Block for Julie

Up next in April was Ashley. Her theme was Denyse Schmidt’s Drunk Love. I was able to get 2 blocks pieced for her as well:

Bee Imaginative Block for Ashley

Bee Imaginative Block for Ashley

May was Amanda’s month. She wanted flying geese blocks. The fabrics she sent were beautiful. I had time to make one block for her:

Bee Imaginative Block for Amanda

June was Jacquie’s month. She wanted simple, rectangular blocks and sent some home dec fabric. I made one big block for her:

Bee Imaginative Block for Jacquie

July was my month. As soon as all my blocks return, I will post them.

The Red and Aqua Bee has been very challenging for me. Most of the participants have selected some sort of paper pieced block. Although not my favorite way to piece, I have been getting better as the months go along.

Cate was up first in February. She chose a Kaffe pattern called Pickle dish. Here are the 2 blocks I made for her:

Pickle Dish Block for Cate

Pickle Dish Block for Cate

March was Tami’s month. She wanted endless chain blocks. Here’s what I made for her:

Red and Aqua Block for Tami

Lisa was up in April. She wanted foundation pieced string blocks. FINALLY! Something I could whip up without trouble. :) Here are the 2 blocks I made for her:

Red and Aqua String Block for Lisa

Red and Aqua String Block for Lisa

We took May and June off due to drop outs. I think we lost a few because of all the paper piecing.

July was Corey’s month. She requested liberated wedding ring blocks. Another paper pieced block, but this time it was no different than strip piecing. She wanted a little wonk to the strips. Here’s the block I made for her:

July 2010 Red & Aqua Bee Block for Corey

Finally, for Buzz Cuts, starting the bee off in May, Adrienne requested stash busting star blocks with blue/green fabrics from our scrap bins. I had a lot of fun making this block for her:

Buzz Cuts Bee Block for Adrienne

I am still completing blocks for June (Jennie) and July (Kimmie).

Whew! That was a long post! Thanks for reading!

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