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I belong to two sewing bee groups – one on Flickr (which sews quilts for charity) and a private group on Threadbias. Each month I make a total of three blocks for these groups . I thought it would be fun to share some of these with you!
Marsha (Quilterinmotion) requested an Interrupted Star block with colors which would match her Snails Tails blocks…and she also asked for a tone on tone ecru for background.
Terry (Terryt1955) requested a red and white “donut” block. She is going to have an amazing red and white quilt.
Conni (Conniharns) asked for a scrappy star…this was fun to do! I raided my scrap bins and found some vibrant fabrics in reds, pinks, blues, and oranges.
Erica (Skynme) wanted a really cool block with Northern Lights colors in the center and black for the points with a low volume, antique like fabric for the background. I made two blocks – one with turquoise/teal (a Kokopelli patterned fabric that felt native American to me), and one with hot pinks (I liked the swirly nature of the pattern as it reminded me of Northern Lights swirling). The background fabric is from Tom Holt’s Eclectic Elements collection and the black tone on tone is Dit Dot by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.
For November, Cathie (Quilt455) requested the New England block using muted/soft colors for the corner blocks and a saturated green with olive tones for the center cross. I had fun combing through my scraps to find fabrics for this block.
Wendi requested paper pieced stars (go here to get the pattern by Faith at Fresh Lemons). This quilt will be for a boy, so Wendi asked us to choose from the following color combinations for our star points: blue/red, blue/aqua, blue/orange or blue/green. She’s changed the background to a low volume (I used a chicken wire print of light gray and white) and asked that we also use Kona medium gray. I picked the blue/aqua and blue/orange color palettes for my two blocks. They came together quickly.
For this month, Amber wanted a plus block using low volume fabrics for a scrappy background. I’ve been looking at these quilts on line and was so excited to try out a couple of blocks.
Have you ever sewn blocks for a bee group?