Monday, June 27, 2011

More Blocks and a Swap

Okay, as you know, I've been working hard to catch up on bee blocks after being sick.  So here are a bunch with links to tutorials whenever there is one.  These are already out and to their new homes, and there will be more to come as I finish.  There are quite a few, so be prepared for scrolling (you can oh and ah too if you want).

First up, I've got to show off what I received in the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap.  This came from Miniaturequilter (Lisa).  She sent this wonderful pile of goodies with fabric and cute paper clips.  Even the envelope to the card was decorated--see that awesome folded seashell--wow!

Here's a close up of the mug rug Lisa made for me.  Paper-pieced tulips with some decorative stitching.  Didn't she do a lovely job?  And I love blue and flowers, so this fits me quite nicely.  Too bad its so pretty it will never see the hint of a mug! 

And now for the blocks...

Two bento box quarters, also known as a quarter square log cabin block.  These were made with some lightweight upholstery type fabrics.  Those figural ones have a very Ikea type look to them, not sure if that's their origin or not.  I often use denim and twills and corduroy with flannels for a heavier quilt, so this was right up my alley.  Made for Locodowo in the Bee White Black group for April.

These two were made for Sewgentle in the Bee White Black group for March.  She asked for black and white blocks of any sort with the red fabric used for an appliqued bird.  This first one is from the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks volume3 (I redrew it in EQ6 so that I could paper piece it) and is called Good Time Charlie.  I found a line art drawing of a swallow and used its siloheutte for the bird.

This one is from Quilter's Cache and is called Snowblossoms.  For the bird, again, clip art.  You can find a lot of great images by using Google Images.

These are the hourglass blocks for making the Double Hourglass block.  These were made for Nora303 in the Moody Blues Bee in February.  The tutorial is from Lovely Little Handmades, a great blog you should check out.

Next are the two blocks I made for Felicity in the Sew Buzzy group for March.  No tutorial, but here's a link to her inspiration gallery.  Here fabric was so lovely, and felt very smooth.  Loved the color combination she picked for us to work with.

This block was made for Fran in the Moody Blues Bee for March.  It is called Stacked Whatever Block and you can find the tutorial at The Sometimes Crafter (another great blog you should check out).  She used a lovely assortment of batiks, reminding once again that I really need some in my stash!

This one is called a Wagon Wheel and I hand appliqued the circles.  I made this one for Chocolate_isthe_best_medicine in the Moody Blues Bee for April.  You can find the tutorial at 3KF (also known as Three Kitchen Fairies, another great blog).  

Last, but certainly not least, here are two Wonky Log Cabin blocks made for Bee Scrappy's Ittakesavillage03 for April.  The tutorial comes from Tallgrass Prairie Studio.  (Another blog to check out sometime.)  She asked for black, white and mint green.

For some reason, this one photographed the green as much more bluish, but it really is minty!

So, there you go--several easy blocks and few a wee bit harder (but really not too hard, or I wouldn't do them, lol).  Maybe you'll try a few of these.  I'd love to see them if you do!
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  1. I feel so blessed to have found your blog tonight, SO INSPIRATIONAL with your creative use of color and shapes!!!!!!! Looking forward to browsing more posts. Thank you for the inspiration!!!! I love the red bird especially, Em

  2. OMGosh these are beautiful!!! Love the "bento" fact i want my :) <>


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