Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How gorgeous are these?

I'd say pretty GORGEOUS!!!

I am not particularly a fan of batiks, green or purple but look at how stunning this combo is! GENIUS I'd say!

I changed up the way i did these. Previously when i sewed on each and every strip i sewed though the paper foundation too, but not this time.
The only time i sewed through the paper this time was when sewing the first strip on. I then folded the paper back and sewed each new strip to the last using the foundation paper as a guide for placement. A bit like this tute:

It worked really well and make the process a whole lot speedier as i could keep my stitch length at 2.6mm and it made it TONS easier to remove the papers. Yay!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Webs

I have the fabric for April cut and ready to go. I was able to find what I wanted at the Lancaster Quilt show with some help and advice from Heidi. Thanks Bee Bud!!!

Here is half a block done.
I wanted to make sure that I liked it before I cut up all the fabric and sent it out.

And I LOVE IT!!!!!

I don't mind if you add to the blocks from your stash as long as you are adding green and purple batiks.

Use the Quiltville Tutorial and go ahead and join the parts to make 2 complete blocks.

Also, be sure to notice that there is a definite right and wrong side to the triangle. It is Basic Grey and the variegated look is the top.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm a very happy bunny!

I've finally got the bee blocks up on my design was and all i can say is WOW!!

(please excuse the bad pic!!!)

If you notice, the green on the fussy cut centres is slightly different. When i sent the fabrics out i sent the ones with less green to some, and the ones with more green to others.
The blocks will alternate - which is why they are spaced out like they are.

I am THRILLED with how it looks and when i start to be spread less thin (and have made a few more blocks!) I'll start joining them.

A HUGE thanks to all of you clever girlies!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March Spiderweb Bee Blocks

This is it! The packets I have sent out are starting to be received. Here is the look I am going for in my blocks.

Please use the earth tones included in the fabrics sent. I like the look of the very thin black. It feels like the web of the spiderweb to me. The accent colors sent are more for an idea of what I am looking for and do not necessarily need to be used. Please combine your own fabrics to give the quilt a wonderful scrappy look!

I like stripes in the wedges as well.
Here are the accent colors..
Yellow for Sunshine
Blue for the sky and water
Green for grass
Red for fire
Brown and Blacks and all the shades of the earth.
A good mix of lights and darks make the sparkle. The blocks will need light fabrics to counter the dark brown kites.

I was thinking today it would be nice to have a signature from each of you on one of the strings. You can embroider it on or just use a permanent marker.

Thanks everyone for being a part of this bee. It has been so much fun.

Monday, March 1, 2010

February blocks...

which went in the mail March 1 (my apologies--February is always gone before I know it, and it ended on a Sunday this year!)--

spider bee february block 2

spider bee february block 1

My only regret is that the dots/lines in the centers don't piece together perfectly...hopefully it won't be noticeable once everything is pieced and quilted.

This is going to be a beautiful quilt!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blocks for Brioni

I never posted my blocks here. They are on flikr, but I wanted to put them here as well.
What an amazing work this will be when it is all done.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spiderweb Bee February Block

A floral delight. This pic gives it a citrus feel! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with these fabrics. Wow! What a quilt this is going to be.