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October 25, 2010 8 comments

So, how are everyone’s quilts coming along?  Have there been any top or quilt finishes lately?  It would be fun to see how everything is coming together!

Not too long ago I laid out all of the blocks I have received to see how my quilt will look.  It’s so crazy and fun.  I love it!  Thanks ladies! 🙂

Also, if you haven’t commented yet, please check up the housekeeping post and comment on any outstanding items you have.  Thanks! 🙂

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Housekeeping – Wrapping Things Up

October 12, 2010 6 comments

Hey ladies!  So our bee officially finished in August- has it really nearly a month and a half since then?!  I’m thinking it might be a good time for all of us to figure out who we owe blocks to and who we need blocks from.  Please comment on this post and I’ll start making a list to organize the outstanding blocks. When you comment please note who you know you need to make blocks for, who you need blocks from, and whether there is a deadline for when you would like to receive your block. If you see a discrepancy in the list, just comment and we will work it out.  I’m just hoping we can get this discussion going so no one is forgotten.

Needs blocks from Meagan, Angie, Heidi, Lisa, Theresa
After I mail Bronwen’s block tomorrow, I will be all caught up
I would like to have my blocks by the end of October so I can assemble this quilt and give it as a Christmas gift.  If you don’t think you will be able to send my block back to me in time, no worries, please just return the fabric so I can assemble the block.

Needs a block from Theresa.  Would like fabric back if possible.

Needs blocks from Meagan, Heidi, Theresa, Angie, Adrienne, Lisa and Sharon

Needs blocks from Theresa and Meagan.

Needs a block from Theresa.  Would like fabric back if possible.

Needs blocks from Meagan, Lisa, Heidi and Theresa.

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October is the new August?

October 12, 2010 1 comment

Today I finally made time to work on Bronwen’s block for August.  I was a bit intimidated by the pintucks, but it was much easier and come together much quicker than I expected.  Awesome!

The pintucks are 1″ apart- I hope this is ok with you Bronwen.  I originally marked the linen to have them at 1/2″, but I thought it looked really good at 1″ so I went with it.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.  It’s a fun block!  Thanks for giving me a challenge to try something new and learn a new sewing skill!

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July Blocks for Nichole

July 4, 2010 7 comments

Last night I was finally able to finish packing up my fabric for my blocks.  I will be mailing them Monday!  Yay!

I’m asking for each of you to make a scrappy spiderweb block  (tutorial here:

I am sending a precut center piece and strips that are 1.25″ to 2″ wide, so all you need to do is supply the paper and sew away.  I should have sent more than enough fabric, but I would prefer if you sent the usable leftovers back.  I am going to be making more of these blocks so it will be nice to have the precut scraps.  If you desire to, feel free to use scraps from your own stash.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

I have received blocks from:

  • Sorrel
  • Sharon
  • Anna
  • Dorrie
  • Bronwen
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Catching Up

June 6, 2010 3 comments

This weekend I set out to catch up on my bee block backlog.

Circles for Angie.  I opted for the machine applique method.  Prior to this, I had never done any applique or circles.  I suspect that they would have turned out a bit better had I been a seasoned veteran.  Although, isn’t that the case with most things?

And the scrappy squares.  I really love how this turned out!  All of those little blocks are so pretty together!

And lastly, the wonky log cabin for Sorrel.  Not too wonky though.  I think it turned out pretty nicely.

Now it’s time to figure out what I’d like to have all of you do in July. Decisions, decisions.

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Half Square Triangles Galore

May 6, 2010 3 comments

I have finally finished up Adrienne’s mini quilt block.

I opted for lots of half square triangles.  I like this pattern a lot!  I hope you do too! 🙂

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Loving this block

March 3, 2010 1 comment

Sharon, you really picked a good block design.  The greys with the colors really are great.

I love it!  I hope you do too!

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