Friday, March 18, 2011

March Bee Blocks

I've been busy making my bee blocks. Oh and has it been fun. First up my Twist on Tradition blocks. This is going to be a beautiful quilt. Look how pretty the fabrics are Leila picked out. She asked for star or pinwheel blocks. I choose these two. If you are wondering what method I use for my triangles you can find it here. It works nearly every time for me in getting nice pointy points.
Next is a Dresden Plate for Jodie in the Stitchin' Bee. She sent a template to make the petals in the plate and had the circle pre-cut. I thought I would share my method of how I keep my circles true when I applique them. First I use a compass to make a circle out of card stock that is 1/4" smaller than the circle I have cut out to applique. Then I baste stitch around the edge of my applique circle. Next I place the card stock circle in the center of my applique circle and pull the basting stitches until the card stock circle fits snugly inside the applique circle. Then I spray my circles with spray starch and press. Pop out the card stock circle and you are ready to applique your perfectly true circle into place.


This next block was a fun one to make. It's a ladder for Janeth from Sew Bee Wonky. She has a tutorial on her blog if you want to give it a go. Like I said it is fun to make. I think her quilt is going to be so crisp and modern looking. I can't wait to see all the blocks together.

The last blocks I have to show today are simple square in a square blocks for Terri in the Twice as Nice Bee. They were easy to make and it was fun to make the one corner different.

I hope everyone likes their blocks. I still have one more to make. There was a little confusion over it but I think I get what is going on now so I hope to get it done this weekend. Also I'll be linking up with Sarah for a little Whoop Whoop. All these blocks deserve a little celebration.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and that you find a little time to sew.
Em

13 comments:

  1. You have been busy keeping up with your bee blocks. They all look great too. I am getting the feeling of summer in the colors!!

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  2. I really like that wonky ladder. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  3. Your Bee sounds like a fun bunch of quilters. So is mine, the Sew 'n Sews. We have done a block exchange plus made quilts for 2 members who lost loved ones. I enjoy your blog.

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  4. I've never seen a dresden I didn't love. :o) Great blocks and how fun to work on such different ones.

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  5. Love the Fabrics in the first 2 blocks..the dresden looks Gorgeous you have been very busy...
    all the blocks look Great.
    cheers

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  6. What great blocks! Love the ladder...and that first star in the pinwheel? WOW!

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  7. Gorgeous work! Great tuts too! Whoop!Whoop!

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  8. You get a big whoop whoop - your blocks are great!!! I especially love the colors in the first two blocks.. and the ladder block is very interesting! Nice work!!

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  9. oooo you have been busy! I want to come play at your house, I love all your blocks!

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  10. Wonderful blocks! I especially like those stars:)

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  11. Great work! Love your blocks, especially the Dresden Plate.

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  12. Lovely blocks and well worth celebrating.

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