Monday, August 30, 2010

August's Bee blocks

Pin It I had a Bee block making Spree this weekend...

Here's what I got done:

I made Month Three of the Designer Mystery Block of the Month... (I promised to do better this year -- #76)

FQS Designer Mystery BOM 3

I'm making the original set, in 12 Days, and I'm adding in another in Fruitcake.  I was hoping to get the Santa Hats (Month 2) done today, but Steiger has been a bit of a pickle... so we'll see what happens.

These were a little late (for Putting the Bee in Christmas group), but I got Rene's 12 Days Stars done also.

Christmas bee for Rene

Christmas bee for Rene

For the Fresh and Funky Bee, Karen wanted citrus colors, and white in squares, rectangles, or half-square triangles.  I used this Friendship Scrap Block, but had to improvise a little, because I didn't have enough of the orange or the white... so I had to cut in to the yellow, which meant I didn't have enough to give the yellow its own HST... I hope she likes it.  I love those orange flowers.

Fresh and Funky for Karen

Mary asked for Drunk Love blocks for her month in Bee Splendid.

These are actually the first Drunk Love blocks I have made (though I have done some wonky-ish log cabins before)... she sent scraps, and said we could add from our stash.

I added the Modern Meadow to this one.

Drunk Love for Mary

And pretty much everything except the solid yellow to this one.  I just really wanted to do yellow and gray...and didn't realize until afterward that nearly all the fabrics were from my own stash!  (The outer ring is Kona Coal)

Drunk Love for Mary

Occasionally, little bits of Steiger get in pictures when I'm taking them... (like here, here, and here)... so I decided to just let him in...he's pretty cute after all. :)

Drunk Love for Mary

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In other really exciting news -- 
It's my turn as "Queen Bee" in our "Putting the Bee in Christmas" group.

The first few blocks have shown up in the pool.  I'm in love.

A cartwheel by Kelly.

Block 1 for Tracey

And a tree by Karrie.

Tracey's Ginormous tree bee block

And another cartwheel by Cherie.

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And a couple more trees were added late last night...

This one by Amy (the HST Queen)

Putting the bee in Christmas-August

And Rene with hexies (I adore the "star" on top)

Tracey's Block--Putting the BEE in Christmas

You know, I'm not going to have much to do with actually making the quilt blocks on this one -- but I'm so excited for it.  It's going to be the greatest Christmas quilt ever, I'm pretty sure. :)

All right -- back to four-patch pieces for me!

16 comments:

Luv 2 Kreate said...

WOW you got a lot done, all the blocks you made are great, but I have to say that I am partial to the star blocks you made me :)

Vesuviusmama said...

Well, you've certainly put me in the holiday spirit!

Regina said...

Those blocks look like so much fun! Steiger is a perfect model with excellent taste (we love Bandon). Nice Pedi in that last picture ;)

Have fun with your 4 squares. I'm at 90 right now and am loving the 12 days line.

P.S. Hop over to my blog and visit my giveaway when you get a second.

Brooke said...

I love all these blocks! I had a moment of inspiration after looking at the cartwheel blocks. My mom wants a Japanese-style quilt for her bed. Those would make awesome Japanese fans. Do you know where I can find a tutorial or something about making them? I searched for "cartwheel" and came up with whirlygig blocks. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

ooooh, your christmas quilt is going to be SO CUTE!! :) Esther

Jenn said...

What a fun set of squares. This makes me think- someday I want to make a Christmas quilt.
I like the wreaths, but I would put the bows at the bottom, at first I thought they were little suits with bow ties.

Sara said...

The pink and purple block is singing to me! The Christmas blocks are sooo cute.

Katie B. said...

That is going to be such a cute Christmas quilt! Loving it.

I have all of my fabric cut for the 4-patches. Should start sewing this afternoon!

AllieKatMom said...

Love the blocks! And the model, is that Brad Pitt? lol

Mama Pea said...

Good job! I'm doing that Designer Mystery, too. I got my wreath block done this weekend, too!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love all of the Bee blocks! I am planning on working on yours this weekend! :)

Ivory Spring said...

Wow, what adorable blocks!

a little bit biased said...

Love the cartwheels and the stars. So beautiful!!

Have fun with the 4-patches!

Cat B said...

Pretty Painted Toe Nails :)
I love the hexies tree

Diane said...

Thats a lot of blocks! You have been busy and love the ones you got from others as well!

Poppyprint said...

It's not only going to be the greatest Christmas quilt ever, it'll likely be the hugest! Those blocks are massive (and drop dead gorgeous, I might add!).

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