Wednesday, May 12, 2010

bee blocks

Here are my belated bee blocks for last month:
Block for Audrie

Block for Audrie
Audrie's blocks for BEE beautiful
Audrie set us up with lots of pre-cut pieces to make a block from the Material Obsession 2 book (her directions are here). I was worried about getting this block to work out after hearing lots of complaints from the other group members. I took things slowly and I only had to rip out one seam, so there are no complaints from me for these blocks. :)

Wendy's Block
Wendy's block for Common Threads
She wanted us to make a lady block that represented us. The block layout and overall quilt pattern is from the Material Obsession book.  So I made a tall person wearing a sweater (that's a swatch of superwash sock yarn that I used for the boxy sweater).
Amanda's Block
Amanda's block for Common Threads
Amanda sent us this gorgeous teal fabric and told us to make a large block with pluses and minuses. You can see some of the other blocks she's made here. I had a hard time remembering how quilt blocks were constructed so there are some extra seams in the block. Once I got into the groove, I was able to make everything fit together, though.

Stamps from Wendy
PS. Aren't the stamps Wendy used on my envelope the coolest?

12 comments:

  1. i love audrie's blocks. i have had a quilt like that on my to do list since i saw the one on red pepper quilts.

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  2. Love all those blocks. And the bit of superwash knit as a sweater for your person was inspired! Very cool idea!

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  3. what a lineup of fantastic blocks!
    i especially like the lady wearing the sweater, you're so clever and creative!

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  4. Nice blocks. And I LOVE the stamps

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  5. How perfect is the block with the knit in the center!? And congratulations on earning your degree! Thanks for stopping by my blog - you have a beautiful space here!

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  6. I thought those stamps were so cool too. Love the blocks - that yellow plus is so cool!

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  7. That block of you, is so fun! I love it. The plus and minus's are very cool too.

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  8. I must learn to sew something other than nine-patch quilts. Your blocks are so precise. You've set the bar quite high.

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  9. I'm glad you didn't have the same problems that I did with those blocks! Yours look great...all of them! And yes those stamps are pretty rad.

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  10. looks like you had fun time with sewing! love your bloks, the one with the sweater girl is so pretty and the other with the big plus is really amazing, love those colors together!

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  11. The knitted sweater block is so cute! What a great idea. I love all of these blocks, but that one might be my favorite!

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