Monday, June 11, 2012

Patchwork Wheel Bee Blocks : :

Today I'm finally sharing my May do. Good Stitches bee blocks. Love Circle member Deb chose the Patchwork Wheel Block by Don't Call Me Betsy, which made for some quick and enjoyable quilt block making, if I could just find the time.

May Bee Blocks

Honestly, I think choosing and cutting the fabrics from my scraps basket may have taken longer than actually making the blocks!

I do love how these bright colors pop next to the crisp white!

Patch-workin'

Getting the chance to use up those scraps, especially my precious Good Folks fabrics, might just be my most favorite type of sewing project!

Bee Blocks   Window

I was so worried this time about turning my blocks in late. The truth is, I had made one block a couple of weeks ago, and had thought that I only needed to make my second before I could ship them off to Deb. However, when I finally got back to sewing last week, I realized right away that I had mistakenly trimmed my first block down to a 12" square. Not sure how that happened, but it did!

Bee Blocks

No worries, that third block is almost a new quilt block tote bag, it's just waiting on some strap!

Bee Blocks

Which I hope to have finished in time to share this week!  

How about you, what are you working on??

22 comments:

  1. Love your blocks...the fabrics are so pretty! I'm working on red, white and blue table toppers to give to my children and their spouses. Have a great week :o)

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  2. Hi Maureen! I love your colourful blocks! I have been making some make-up bags but when I saw your blocks I would love to start bright quilt! x Teje

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    1. I would love to make a quilt using this pattern! It would be the perfect quick quilt to make out of all my scraps!!

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  3. I love the joy in each block!

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  4. So pretty! I love bright, scrappy quilts. They're my favorite!

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  5. That's a great block - so bright and cheerful, and I love the shot of them in front of your window. They definitely look like they could be stained glass themselves :)

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  6. Beautiful fabrics. This is going to be such a happy quilt.

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  7. Love these! And I gree! The bright colors look fabulous in contrast to the white! I think that is one of my favorite quilting trends? features? techniques? Not sure what to call it, but I'm a big fan of colors with crisp white :)Once again, leaving your page inspired :)

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  8. I love it when you make things with the Good Folks fabrics :) Such wonderful colors. I'm working on a picnic quilt (for a wedding gift), a garment bag (to carry my dress to the wedding), and finishing up some languishing knitting projects. So many things, so little time :)

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  9. Ahh, glad you could rescue block #1! I'm working on my purse palooza bag review right now...

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  10. I have a few happy accident blocks of my own, waiting to be made into other projects. ;) Your May blocks are great! I really enjoyed that design.

    I'm trying to finish putting together my swoon top, and also starting my Modern Medallion!

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  11. i am working on finishing up a swap and starting my nikki tote. can't wait to see you! xo

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  12. Loving the blocks! The colours are so bright and cheery.
    I'm working on a quilt for my Father his birthday is in 9 days..all the blocks are almost done =D

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  13. Gorgeous blocks & great fabric choices... Well worth all that deliberation!

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  14. Love those blocks! The quilt will be stunning, as will be your tote. Can't wait to see it.
    I'm working on being patient for the UPS guy to bring me the fabric I ordered for a little quilt for my daughter! In the meantime, I've got nap mat covers to make for my daughter's preschool. Not terribly exciting, but important for the kiddies.

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  15. Love your blocks! They might be a little late, but they're so gorgeous!

    Finished mine for do.Good.Stitches last night. Will mail them off today, then work on some "liberated patchwork," meaning improv and quilt-as-you-go, which I'll probably make a zippered pouch out of.

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  16. Love the fabrics and colors you chose for these! This block would make such an adorable tote-- what a good idea!

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  17. Those blocks are so much fun. They look amazing!

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