Monday, July 23, 2012

July Bee Blocks

I've been itching to get to this month's bee blocks, but have been holding off while I finished up G.O. Modern. So finally, this weekend, it was time!

First up was Kristina's block for the Always Bee Learning Bee. She sent lovely fabric for each of us to make a Floating Frames block. I really enjoyed making this one, and it ended up at a nice large 17.5".

Next up was for Rachel with the FAITH circle of do.Good Stitches. Using our own fabric, we were asked to make Gemstone blocks that included dark royal blue, medium pink, and medium green. We could use true white as the background or a natural linen. And we were asked to start with squares anywhere from 2 to 6 inches, as Rachel plans to make a quilt with alot of negative space. Using Essex linen in Natural as the background, I started with 3" print squares, which became 6.5" blocks. These blocks were fun in that they are made as pairs. I am really fond of them!

It's MY month in the Modern Blocks Bee, and so far, I have 4 Binary blocks - 3 from bee members + my own. I'm loving how they are looking together!
1. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/betweenquilts/7553283238/in/pool-1793590@N20/">Block for Debbie</a>, 2. <a href="<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52241390@N06/7520377876/" title="Picture 684 by thehistoryquilter, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7520377876_2764c98333.jpg" width="500" height="479" alt="Picture 684"></a>">Picture 684</a>, 3. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoosiertoni/7455702184/in/pool-1793590@N20/">Binary Block</a>, 4. <a href="<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27780490@N05/7445758864/" title="Binary - MY block in the Modern Blocks Bee by flickrdeb50, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7445758864_d703e0e58f_o.jpg" width="1979" height="1896" alt="Binary - MY block in the Modern Blocks Bee"></a>">Binary - MY block in the Modern Blocks Bee</a>

So, all caught up with my bees, which is always a very good feeling!

10 comments:

Toni said...

I love those Gemstone blocks! The colors are fabulous together. And I think your Binary quilt is going to be awesome!

Patchwork and Play said...

All your blocks are lovely! Being caught up is a great feeling!

The Thompsons said...

What fun blocks! I particularly love the binary blocks.

Kate said...

Yay for catching up on your Bees! I love the binary blocks - can't wait to see how they all come out.

capitolaquilter said...

Bee mates have good taste - they are all great.

Teje said...

Looks great, Debbie! All are somehow new and unique! Every block gives inspiration! x Teje

Svetlana said...

Lovely blocks, Debbie. Oh, that reminds me to get going on my blocks.

Heather D. said...

I love the gemstone blocks and am bookmarking the tutorial right now.

The binary blocks are going to make a very cool quilt.

Kelly said...

I love those binary blocks!

Cherie said...

Loving those blocks! All the colours work well with each other. You get a great selection of patterns and fabrics to work with =D