Friday, July 3, 2015

Calli's June Block

This was such a fun and refreshing block to do. I love that it's from the 1800's and I love the movement of it. It works perfect with the DS prints that you sent. Such a pretty quilt this will be! The one block is does not have a stain, it's just water from my iron. I just noticed it after uploading this to the blog!

Can't wait to see how this quilt comes together! Thanks for letting me be apart of it Calli! They are being mailed off today!

Happy fourth of July everyone!


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello Bee Friends,

My June block is an old fashioned "T" block.  This block became very popular with the Temperance movement in the late 1800's and is sometimes called a temperance block...

I love how quilters then and now used their skills to speak their mind about what was important to them.  I chose this block for reasons that have nothing to do with temperance, but there are other t words that I love- like tolerant, trustworthy, true, teachable, thankful, and last but not least Taylor.

The fabric I've chosen for my blocks are all Denyse Schmidt, mostly from her Shelbourne Falls collection.  It's one of my favorite collections ever.  There are a few fabrics in the quilt that are from various Denyse Schmidt fabrics from JoAnn's.  The solid is a Bonnie and Camille... but I can't remember the collection.

Since the blocks are so quick and easy, I have sent you fabric to make a total of four blocks, two blocks from each print, using the method to make two half square triangles at once.  So you are essentially making two blocks at once.  

I am emailing a sheet with cutting and piecing instructions.  

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? (Give finished and unfinished measurements, just to be sure.)  The finished blocks will measure 7 1/2 inches, and the unfinished blocks measures 8 inches.  

Can your partners use any of his/her own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations?  Please only use the fabric that I sent.  

Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with? Any light colored thread is great. 

Does your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide? You should end up with only a little left over fabric from the small half square triangles.

Can you link us to any flickr or Pinterest photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block? This is a link to the pin that inspired my quilt. 

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? I am hoping you will make 4 blocks total- two blocks from each fabric sent.  

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? There shouldn't be much fabric left over, but you are welcome to keep it for your stash or send it back to me whichever you prefer.

Thank you all!  I love being part of our bee even though I am not always been good at getting your blocks back in a timely manner.  You are all amazing women and quilters.  


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Amy Smart's May Block

I finished Amy's block last night and will pop it in the mail today! It was fun to sew with the colors you chose. Very bright and fun.


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