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Bee Blocks

I thought it was about time I updated you on my progress in the Bee Groups. I am a member of two bees: Thread Divas (a group of friends from Threadbias) and the charity bee Do Good Stitches – Cheer Circle.

So let’s start with the Thread Divas…

February:
Carol requested a Susannah block (tutorial is here) using teal and olive green with Kona white. I was happy to find some fabric in my scrap bin which seemed to fit the bill!

ThreadDivas2015.February0001March:
Margaret chose a paper pieced block (tutorial is here) and wanted bright colors. The name of this one is Miss Molly’s Garden Block.

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Karen wanted wonky stars using crayon box colors! This one was so fun to do (tutorial is here).

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Audrey chose the Weather Vane block which  used tone on tone black/gray and Kona white…along with some bright colorways to make it pop. I had so much fun making this one that I made two.

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ThreadDivas2015.May.Fushia0001June:
June was my month…and I selected some fun flying geese blocks – I’m showing you the ones I made (with a possible layout) – but I got some AWESOME blocks. Can’t wait to get this top pieced.

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Belinda requested a wonky house – she provided us with some links for patterns and I chose this one for my house.

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Marsha requested geese flying northeast with graduated tones of gray and a main color. I decided on Orange as my scraps and stash have a lot of choices in that color.

Divas2015.August0001DoGoodStitchesblogbuttonThe Do Good Stitches group is a charity bee – our blocks are made into quilts which are then donated to children in need.  Each month I make 2 blocks and donate them to the group to make a quilt.

January:
Brandy was our quilter for January and she requested three blocks of “rugby stripes” using this tutorial. She wanted bright fabrics…and I thought Kaffe Fassett fit the bill. I used some strips from one of my hand made Jelly Rolls to create my blocks which measure 7.5 X 14.5.

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Mary asked for Stashbuster blocks. They used very tiny squares…but they were pretty fun to make!

DoGoodStitches2015.FebruaryMarch:
In March I was in New Hampshire taking care of my sister…and my bee group offered to make my blocks for me. Thank you!!!

April:
Amber asked for some modern style log cabin blocks – one using cool colors, the other using warm colors.

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Sarah is planning to make a postage stamp quilt and asked for low volume and jewel prints (these blocks use 2.5″ squares and finish at 12.5″ square.

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We had this month off 🙂

July:
Brandy requested low volume geese in a circle using a white background. She wanted us to piece the four quadrants for one block and leave the quadrants for the second block unpieced.

DoGoodStitches.July20150001DoGoodStitches.July2015.020001Both of these groups continue through to the end of the year…so I’ll update you again then!

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