Monday, November 21, 2011

November Bee Blocks

Quilting bees can be lots of fun, but they can also be a bit stressful.  With Thanksgiving and the end of the month coming, I knew I had to get these done this week or else I'd be late. 

Lee's tree block for the Sew Beautiful bee.  Lee gave us a lot of freedom to create a block.  She simply requested trees.  This is what I came up with.  I paper pieced each side of the tree for precision.  She used linen for her background, and I loved it.  It fits so well with the fabrics she chose.

Krista's block for the Stash Trad Bee.  I've been procrastinating this block because Krista had us all sufficiently scared with the need to piece this with scant 1/4" seams.  This was not a quick block for me, but it turned out pretty good, and I think these blocks will make a great quilt.

Amber's DS inspired block for our local quilt bee.

Val's block for her Heroes Helping Heroes charity quilt.

This past month was my month for our local bee (it runs from one MQG meeting to the next).  I asked the bee members to make 12" strings blocks with some of my favorite fabrics. 

These are my blocks I received for the 4x5 bee a couple months ago.  I probably won't do another round anytime soon of the 4x5 so I've decided to use these on the other side of the strings quilt.  I think I will sash them and likely put them on point.

14 comments:

  1. they look great Kati! I love the stripe you used for Krista's block. Even though the block was technically precise it sounds like everyone came out ok. I can't wait to see her quilt!

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  2. All your blocks look great! I really like the one you made for Lee and all the string blocks from your local guild. Looks like you'll have a fun quilt top soon!

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  3. I love your trees!!! Sooooo cute.

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  4. Love the string blocks! One of these days I will jump in and try one!!

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  5. You did a fab job on all the bee blocks!! I love those string blocks, too - great choice for a bee.

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  6. wow - you are in alot of bees.....what great blocks!

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  7. You've made so many beautiful blocks. I particulary like your tree - it's perfect :)

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  8. Beautiful blocks but the tree is definitely my favorite...and Krista`s is pretty amazing too. Happy Thanksgiving Kati!

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  9. That's a ton of points in Krista's block - looks like you did them perfectly. Very nice.

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  10. Great blocks! I love how you have your string blocks arranged, and I think your 4x5 bee blocks will look great on the back! Great tree block for Lee, those points lining up are just amazing :-)

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  11. I love my tree block! Very different take on it, and it's beautiful. Thanks, Kati! : )

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  12. Super duper blocks, and the string quilt looks fantastic xxx

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  13. What beautiful blocks, and I just love how your string quilt has turned out

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  14. Scream!!!! I love my block! Thanks, Kati! Now I'm second guessing my layout for my quilt. I love your large string block diamond. It is going to be a great quilt!

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