Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bee Blocks...

So, I joined a Wonky Quilting Bee a while ago and I have been having a lot of fun making Wonky blocks.

The first month (April) was for Jacey.  She wanted spiral log cabin blocks.  I had a lot of fun with these.  I used the white on this block to do a spiral out.  As it was coming together I loved how the pinks and purples were marrying together so I went easy on the orange.  I loved the sugar pop fabric too.  so so so cute!
 obviously more orange in this block, it sings ORANGE to me.  I like it.
 Melissa wanted Wonky houses and trees for her month (May).  I struggled with these a bit.  It felt good to be stretching myself but I did feel a bit out of my zone...
I feel like this one was a bit of a fail... the tree does not sing for me. i'm thinking about giving this a go for her instead...
  I was having so much fun with the houses I started another but ran out of white before I was able to finish it up.  
With the fabric that was left over I whipped her up a little surprise.  
 above is the front, and below is the back... 
they look like two completely different pouches.  
hope she likes them.


June is Carries month.  she wants Wonky Words... 

I am a little nervous but I am really enjoying stretching my skills...


P.S.  I got a new sewing machine!  Hoooray!  
I will post all about my misadventures of the last two weeks post haste!  


4 comments:

  1. Those house blocks are adorable!! Love em! xoxo

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  2. congrats on your new machine! i think your house/tree blocks look wonderful.

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  3. You are so talented! I can't even imagine designing my own blocks. I have a hard enough time some time just following a pattern. My favorite block is the one with the turtle - very cool design with a couple of my favorite things - trees and turtles!

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  4. A new machine and a new sewing table! You are ready to go!!
    Love the blocks...they all look so great!

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