Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Polaroid Bee Blocks : :

I finished up my two April bee blocks finally!! These are for the do. Good Stitches Love Circle. April hostess Rachel chose Polaroid blocks created by Little Miss Shabby. With fussy cut images of my cutest fabrics, framed in white, with gray sashing -- I imagine this style of quilt will be something both useful and fun for any child to receive. The Love circle makes quilts for children in need through Wrap Them in Love, so it's just perfect!

Polaroid Bee Blocks

I snapped a quick photo the other night just before I started assembling my blocks. The white framed fabric images were so adorable! There is an obvious woodland/house theme happening here, hmn? Well, those plus a super hero, his chopper, and the robot he's defending all the forest critters from.

Polaroids

I didn't plan that, I promise, but it certainly tells a story!

We each pointed out our favorite picture and we pretty much all agreed, well besides my husband who chose the super hero. ( I'm still thinking he may be one after that half marathon on Sunday, sheesh, I'm still so impressed! ) For the rest of us it was an even toss-up between --

The sweet little house on the hill...awe...

Little House Polaroid

And, the cute, little squirrel or chipmunk (which discussing proved to be an even toss-up as well)...eep...

Little Squirrel Polaroid

We liked this little house, too! Which I put in the very center of my second block.

Fussy Cut Houses

These blocks were definitely a lot of fun to make! I may even make more!

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However, I did use up the last of my gray solid stash on these blocks. It is completely gone, which is why I wasn't able to go crazy with slanting my framed pictures and then squaring them up like some of the other Love circle members. I did add a slight wonkiness that I'm hoping is fine with Rachel?

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This was my third month as a member of the Love Circle for do. Good Stitches and it has been a complete pleasure! I've admitted here several times now that following patterns is most definitely not a skill of mine! I was SO nervous while making my first Retro Flowers blocks and truthfully still have those nerves, especially once I send off my blocks. Is that normal?

Really I am so thrilled to have the chance to experiment with quilting in this way, but mostly I am just grateful to be a part of such an amazing charity!

32 comments:

  1. Those are so so cute!!! What a fun idea!

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  2. This is such a fun idea!! I love it! And I love the grays. I have been trying to add to my gray stash.

    Gave you a small shot on the blog today, too!

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  3. i love your blocks so much! very very cute!

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  4. These are very good! I love them and the fact that you accidentally stumbled upon a theme makes them too adorable!

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    1. Thank you Danielle! I could have easily just stuck with a woodland theme, my stash is full of them! It's nice that the fun story came together on it's own, I hope the child who receives the finished quilt will have fun dreaming up his own story! :)

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  5. These are very cute! I was in an ispy swap and plan to make placemats for my kids but I think I will have extra and this is a great idea!

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  6. Oooh, saw these when they were only white while I was trying to get connected. Lovely blocks now! I really like the wonkiness And the different shades you used for borders. Calls to mind those black paper pages in old photo albums, the ones that faded sometimes. Lovely theme and fussy cuts too.

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  7. Those are so sweet! I love them and would like to try that myself. I like the look of it and also the cute individual squares you get from the fussy cutting. So original, I've never see that technique before. LOVE!

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  8. holly @hotmail.comMay 2, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Not that you asked for my opinion, but I believe it is a squirrel. Chipmunks (at least around here) don't have bushy tails that curl.

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    1. That's what I said, but around here the kids have only seen gray squirrels and orange chipmunks, so... I wasn't going to debate it out with a 5 year old! :)

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  9. CuuuUTE! I know they're a bit of work, but OMG, who could argue with those results? They are super nice, Maureen, and will be great additions. Thanks!

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  10. Maureen the blocks are not just beautiful but special. As you know I work in a hospital and I see how much children as well as adults love getting handmade quilts.

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  11. Oh I love those blocks, I'm thinking of getting my bee to make these for me later in the year. I do hope I get a fun story to go with them like yours :oD

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  12. These are really cool, Maureen!

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  13. Hi Maureen! I love these blocks as I see everyone does! I guess you will see many of these in future! Thank you again for inspiration! x Teje

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  14. Love these Maureen! =D

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  15. The blocks are so cute! It is funny how they ended up being all of the same-ish theme =D

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  16. Your blocks are darling. And, I am in the Hope circle and I get nervous every time I send out my blocks!

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  17. Love this idea....so pretty!!!

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  18. I really need to give those Polaroid blocks a try.

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  19. I absolutely love these blocks, and the prints you used to fussy cut. Really beautiful.

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  20. these blocks are adorable and will be such a blessing to the child who receives it! I love it!!

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  21. Oh, these are sooooo cute! The child who receives it will love it for sure! I've signed up for do.Good Stitches, but haven't heard back from them yet. I'm anxious to get started!

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  22. Oh Maureen~! I LOVE this quilt/blocks... and especially the fabrics! ♥♥♥

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  23. These blocks are unbelievably adorable, Maureen. So fun!

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  24. I really love your blocks, and you should definitely make more! I'm excited to keep going with mine that I received in the Wonky Bee. I haven't been in Love much longer than you, and I totally agree. It's a treat!

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