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worst bee member ever!

Hello all – I am the worst bee member ever and am soooo sorry! After hearing from Adrienne, I am working on her block and getting it out to her asap. I also found everyone else’s packages. I know some of those were sent out recently, but most are really old. My question to you is what would you like me to do at this point? Some of you have already assembled your quilt tops and so no longer need a block from me, but I would like to offer what I hope will work for you. I make pillows and would be happy to convert your block to a pillow cover and send it out to you. When you have a moment, could you let me know what you would prefer? I will be working on all the blocks today/tomorrow and hope to have them all ready to go by the end of the week.   Also, I found a completed block among the packages – I believe it’s for Sharon…  Really dropped the ball on this bee, sorry ladies!

Thanks,

Lisa

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Ready to Post

August 10, 2010 6 comments

Alright ladies, your tardy Canadian is ready to put fabric into the charge of our respective postal services. Hopefully the packages won’t take too long to traverse the border!

Has anyone’s address changed since Sorrel’s and Angie’s?

Here is a picture of the fabric.
The dark square in the lower corner is actually a chocolate brown, and the blackish hue in the Echino print is a raisiny purple.

My grand plan looks something like this, except of course my brain sees it in technicolour.

I will send out actual instructions with little diagrams and everything, to be really clear, but here are the basic hopes and dreams:

1. There will be 15 blocks, each measuring 24″ x 16.5″ including the seam allowance. Of course, you all have to complete only 1.
2. The Echino print is to remain uncut, unless a very small trim is necessitated for ease of work.
3. The natural linen will get textured with small pleats or pin-tucks, running either horizontally or vertically. It should take up the most “square footage” in the block, even if you cut it in two pieces in order to center the Echino. (detailed instructions included in your package)
4. The grey, purple and brown can be pieced however you so desire, but please stick to rectangles or squares.

I really want everyone to have some artistic license, but of course I have a master plan too, so if you’re struck with a brilliant notion that doesn’t match up here, let me know and we can mull it over 🙂
Hurray!!!

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Spiderweb For Nichole

August 4, 2010 9 comments


From scraps come great things! What fun this block is to make. This will be great Nichole!

And it looks so cute with daughter #3’s new sewing machine!

In the mail to you by Friday.

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I’m Still Here

August 2, 2010 5 comments

Just wanted to touch base and let you all know that I’m working on my plan/fabric/request for the August block, and I’ve got access to the Bernina again so finishing the last 3 months (gasp. truly horrid of me, I’m sorry!) of bee blocks should happen pronto. I can’t believe I’ve been so delinquent, but moving, and buying a house(yes, really!!)  seems to have taken over my/our life. 90% of our stuff is still in boxes in Vancouver, waiting for our September 1 possession date. Thank goodness for wonderful absent friends who have let us house sit. Hope everyone is having a fantastic, sunny summer 🙂
Teaser/inspiration for my pleated texture quilt. There’s going to be Echino print too!

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