Sunday, 15 September 2013

I bee up to date!

100% up to date on all of my bee blocks! And I was quite a long wage behind! I pulled all of my stash out of the cupboard and spent nearly a week cutting fabric for bee blocks, a couple of baby quilts and a lot of City Sampler blocks.

Stash Bee will come to an end in just a few months time, but I still had July, and August as well as September untouched....

So here is July - even though Diane has already made a fantastic quilt top, when I contacted her to check whether she needed a different block as I was running so late, she asked for the same log cabin blocks either to use on the back or to make  matching cushions, so here are my offerings.

Log cabins really aren't my favourite things, but the end result when laid out in a quilt really is beautiful.

August was aqua and red for Chelsa. This is a colour scheme that's growing on me and I love this block. It was pretty straightforward to put together but I really struggled with the requirement for red and white fabrics - I apparently have mostly red and cream in my stash and it isn't quite the same thing! The block tutorial is here.

And September - my favourites of the bunch. I like blocks which are a little more complex and I love the bright colours. I really hope Cyndi does as well! The block tutorial is here.

Back in Spring (before I discovered I was pregnant) I signed up for another two bees. The Get Your Hex on Bee - I love EPP. But July and August just didn't happen on time: Here is July for Ana - she's making a small wall-hanging of flowers in batiks and this is my section.

July for Cinda was beautiful star blossoms.

And I pieced September this evening - a double hexie flower for Susan.

And I joined a UK only bee making quilts for Siblings Together. If I'm honest, I have been avoiding July's confetti block (tutorial here) - I'm really not comfortable with this kind of improv, go-for-it piecing. I tackled it this morning and although I can't say I enjoyed it, it is done and it isn't hideous - though you won't be seeing the horrific mess I made of the back - sorry Svea!

Suzy asked for simple log cabins - these went together so quickly - I met Suzy at the Fat Quarterly Retreat and I owe her a huge apology for nearly throwing up on her on the Sunday morning outside the Natural History Museum! Thanks Suzy!

And September for Leah - nice straightforward string triangles - the tutorial is here.

A huge thank you to everyone for your patience - I really hope I can stay on top of these going forward. A trip to the post office this week..... I also need to post an engagement card to my baby brother who proposed to the lovely Michaela last weekend!


Diane-crewe said...

looking forward to my blocks arriving x have had a few recently .. will have another top at this rate xx

Unknown said...

I am sure the back of your block is just fine, Jennie. After all, only the batting is ever going to see it, right?
Am a bit behind with bee blocks myself - nearly caught up- it's what babies do to you!!

Susy said...

Lovely blocks Jennie, thank you, I look forward to receiving them. Glad you've got your sewing mojo back and that all is going well. Hope that morning sickness has stopped now! Keep well!