Friday, July 5, 2013

July Bee Blocks.

Hello girls.  I am looking so forward to participating in another year of The Bee's Knees!  Last year was so much fun!!    I just loved making everyone's blocks and receiving mine in return.

I have been saving my Fly A Kite fat quarter bundle for just the right project.  I thought it would be fun to make Camille's Swoon quilt with it and I want to thank you ahead of time for sewing these special blocks for me!
I apologize for getting off to a late start.  The fabric is on it's way to each of you.  I took the liberty of cutting the neutral fabric for the Swoon blocks.  One thing I did change, rather than cutting 3 7/8" I cut 4" squares.  That gives wiggle room to square up. 
What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? (Give finished and unfinished measurements, just to be sure.) 
24 1/2" 
Can your partners use any of their own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations?

I prefer that you use my fabrics. 

Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with?

white/off white 

Do your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide?

I prefer that you use my fabrics.

Do you have a general theme or is it up to your partners to decide? Are there any specific themes that you do NOT want in your quilt block? Likes/dislikes?

The block is Swoon by Camille Roskelly. 

Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)? 

No embellishments, please. 

Can you link us to any flickr or Pinterest photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block?


If your partners are super motivated and are able to make two blocks out of the fabric you send, would you accept more than one block from your partners? 

There is only enough fabric for one block.  And there is no wiggle room for cutting.

Do you want your partners to return any leftover larger size scraps to you when they return the completed blocks or can they keep them for their own scrap stash? 

You are welcome to keep what remains.  If you do not plan to use them, please return. 

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scrappy Trip Around for Sherri

I am so honored and so thrilled to have been invited to be among all you uber talented gals in the Bees Knees! Thanks so much for welcoming me into your hive. :)  I'm really looking forward to this next year! 

Here is the 1st block I made for Sherri with her fabrics....  
Bees Knees

I have had this quilt on my "I want to make" list... and now after making 2 blocks, I'm totally hooked, and hope, hope, hope I can make one for myself this year! 

And here is a 2nd block I made for Sherri, using my own Christmas fabrics... I chose to use a few of the new "A Merry Little Christmas" fabrics from Riley Blake, that I picked up at Sample Spree @ Quilt Market... 
Bees Knees

Sherri and I went to Sample Spree together and so I thought it would be fun to "commemorate" our shopping trip.

I can't wait to see the other Bees Knees blocks and Sherri's quilt when it's all done! 

Happy Sewing!!! ooxx`jodi

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