Two Sets of Bee Blocks
I'm down to just one quilting bee presently, which is good for now, taking a break, finishing up projects of my own. The problem is I forget to show what blocks I have made! That being said, here are the blocks that I made for February and March.
If you haven't seen this type of block, where have you been hiding? The Scrappy Trip Around the World, tutorial found HERE was all the rage late last year in the online quilting community. Though I didn't participate when everyone was making these quilts, I can now say that I have made the blocks, and I do enjoy them, a very clever method of constructing a quilt block. These blocks were constructed a tad differently with 3" strips instead of 2.5", so the finished size is much larger. These are for Hettie K in Always Bee Learning and were shipped off to her quite some time ago. I certainly love all that Anna Maria Horner fabric!
The month of March ended up being an "open" month and Leanne over at She Can Quilt graciously volunteered to put together a donation quilt for Siblings Together. She chose the Octagonal Orb Block, tutorial found HERE. I can honestly say that pictures do not do these blocks justice. They are stunning and large, and roughly measure 17"x17." They might look complicated, but really aren't, though I will say time consuming. I decided to make two and about halfway through thought, "What in the world have I gotten myself into?" Though I will say that when I sewed that last seam and those centers came together so perfectly, I was darn proud of myself. It doesn't take much to make me happy, obviously. I know I say it a lot, but I can not wait to see what Leanne does with these gorgeous blocks, and I sure hope she likes them too!
4/17/2013 07:46:43 am
I was going to say that your centers are perfect!! Mine weren't but those blocks are going to make a fabulous quilt, aren't they? And Leanne will definitely find the best way to quilt it. All around great blocks, Marci!
4/17/2013 09:34:59 am
Superb blocks, bravo xxxxx
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