July Bee Blocks


By Judith on July 6, 2012
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I go away on holiday next week, so I wanted to make sure I was on top of my July bee blocks!

First up – Sew Bee Happy.

Nicky is making an inspirational wallhanging for her sewing room and asked us to make improv word blocks from a list of words she had chosen. 

I’ve done improv blocks before, but not lettering.  I thought it was going to take longer than it did, but this one was done in half an hour!!

I can’t wait to see Nicky’s finished wallhanging!

Next up – Brit Bee:

Fiona sent us out the most amazing wee pack of fabrics. She is making a low volume quilt with some of her most special fabrics. For example, some hand made lace, her Grandmother’s table cloth, vintage sheets – and more wee bits and pieces that hold particular memories for her.

But within each low volume block, Fiona wanted mini hits of high volume traditional blocks, made with more modern, loud fabrics.

I went for churn dash and trusty log cabin.  It was a joy and a privilege Fi to work with your most special fabrics.  Thank you!

And finally, Modern Irish Bee:

This is the first month of MIB, and Sarah asked us to make one of my favourite modern blocks.

Mod Mosaic Block

The requirements were, 1 small block in low volume fabrics, 1 larger block in high volume fabrics.

I love the improv style piecing of this design by Elizabeth Haartman, and it’s a great way to use up scraps.  I may even get my Brit bee ladies to do this for me when it’s my turn to be queen bee!

So that’s me up-to-date with my bee commitments.

Tomorrow I have an Adult/Child workshop, which is my last work-day before holidays!

We are all heading over to England next week for a family wedding, which I am still not kitted out for!  There have been several rounds of sickness through the house the past 2 weeks, which means I’ve got a little behind. Better get my skates on or at this rate I’ll be going dressed like Sandy Shaw!

Happy Friday!