Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Busy Bee

I may have gotten a little carried away after my BFF sway ended. I had had so much fun with it and was enjoying the two bees I am in that I didn't want them to end. So I was almost stalking the Quilting Bee Blocks on flickr looking for another bee. And I found two more then I read about an opening in A Notion or Two on Dana's blog and asked if I could play. It just sounded so fun, you meet neat people, I love the way it stretches me and it just gets my creative juices going. So now that my heart has run away with my head I'm in five bees. Crazy I know. But look at all the fun I had this weekend making bee blocks.
These first two are for Rene in my Twice as Nice Bee. She wanted buildings and asked me to make a school, the school bus was really fun to make. I'm so glad I found the little girl faces in my scrap bag.
And a greenhouse. I still need to do a little embroidery on the greenhouse. The hanging baskets need plants growing out of them and the flowers need stems and leaves. But it is mostly done.
This is for Cat in The Stitchin' Bee. She sent lots of different textured fabric and asked for an owl block. I pulled out a puzzle I had as a little girl and that my children have used through the years to get an idea for an owl and this is what I came up with. Another fun sew.

These are for Kate in a Notion or Two (third round). She wanted wonky stars. I love the fabric she sent and wonky stars are so much fun to make.

Then for Jennifer I made two of these bright bold monkey wrenches for my Twist on Tradition bee. This is going to be a great quilt for her son.

I haven't received the fabric for my fifth bee, Sew Bee Wonky. But I can't wait to play with it when it comes. Erin has given us free rein to make whatever we want from her fabric. Can't wait to get it and let it speak to me to see what it becomes.
If you haven't tried a bee yet I would recommend it. But probably not five at one time. That takes a level of craziness you might not want to be part of.

8 comments:

  1. What a great variety of blocks to play with. Cute school bus!

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  2. 5 bees? OMGoodness! You did an awesome job on the blocks. I really love the school bus and the greenhouse is fabulous.

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  3. oh my! those are all just fabulous!!!!

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  4. Looking great. Lots of accomplishments.

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  5. All are cute and fun - and its obvious you are having fun too!

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  6. Good for you - how fun!! Your blocks are great, I love the owl, enjoy!

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  7. Love the Fandango buildings and the owl is super cute!

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  8. These are fantastic. What great projects to be involved with.

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