Now, I love to dance...and sing...but I hate being behind in our sweet little bee. So....now I am not anymore!!!
This first block I did is for Jen in our Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee. My inspiration block was the Antique Tile from Modify Tradition. I just added another strip of fabric to bring it up to 15.5", which is what she requested.
These bad boys are really big and the light in my room is not great, so they kind of hang off the table, but here is my block with Jen's starter block. They will be living happily in Canada.
Next comes the block for Krista. It was so hard to decide which way to go with this block, because I had an idea of what I was going to do from the pictures I had seen of others and what they had done, until I had hers and the others in my hot little hands! Then, I knew I had to rethink...and wait until I was actually "in" a fabric store to get some different fabrics. I decided on 3 fabrics and a star. Without even knowing it, I even ended up purchasing the same KF fabric she had in her block to use in mine. And the blue matches hers, as well...two *happy accidents*.
The last block I did was for Mona W. This block and Jen's came together about 2 weeks ago. I thought I might not enjoy doing this block, because I love variety and Mona wanted a paintbox block (one color) ala "Oh, Fransson", one of my favorite blogs. I was so wrong. I love red and this block was so...satisfying to make. :)
Here is my block with Mona's. :) It is fun to think of them living together in Germany!!
Today i have finished Jane´s Block - using 30´s fabrics! I have never used them before ... Jane has sent me some really nice fabrics in the beginning of this journey - and I was keeping all the time till I can use them!
There were so nice blocks already made by some of you (others will follow:) it was not easy to decide what to do ... I went along with a 8" paperpieced block with a little white border and all around some girly pink - lol
The start - one of four sections:
I really love it - bright, cheerful and a little girly,girly!!!
There are all Jane´s fabrics plus a little white from my stash and some little scraps I have received in my DQ9 swap package sended by smoochee (Leah) - perfect!
All together - this quilt will be so wonderful!!!
Thank you Jane for the experience with these fabrics! It will be definitly not my last ....
Victoria of London, England asked for this versatile framed block with a six inch center. She asked for applique or other embellishment, if we wished.
I appliqued a sewing machine and tiny quilt in the center to symbolize this bee that has brought us together as friends. Each one of the fabrics in the frame is a fabric that I have used in other blocks for this bee. This gives Victoria's quilt a connection to all of the other quilts in the bee. Her quilt is growing and is on the way to Southern California for it's next block.
I am glad these blocks went into the mail yesterday because Alex's block were waiting in the mailbox for me when I got home this afternoon!
Above are the blocks that I made for Karie. Super quick and fun, fun, fun. Eventually this quilt will be put together for her child. I'm honored to be able to do this for her. She wanted us to use the fish fabric she sent and told us the colors were orange/blue/white. I just love the color combo. I had plenty of orange to choose from! Surprised? I had this great bubble fabric from a little fish quilt I made last year and it was just perfect.
Below are the blocks that have been made as of today. I love,love,love the appliqued blocks. They are so fun.
here is my latest installment in the our round robin journey. lisa requested that we make a block that represented where we are from.
although i was not raised on a farm, i do have ties to one.....my grandparents were farmers here in iowa. we would visit them almost every weekend and during the summers us kids would each get to spend a week or two with them down on the farm.
the farm also is where i get most of my quilting heritage.....grandma was a quilter and she is the one that first got me interested in quilting......
here is lisa's starter block......the skyscrappers of downtown chicago.......and a bit of the iowa country side.....
here are all of the other blocks in lisa quilting journey so far........it is going to be an awesome quilt and each block will have a special story to tell.
This block is for Melissa. She requested any type of pinwheel block as long as it was 12" finished. She also sent along some Heather Bailey, Nicey Jane fabric and the owl fabric in the center which is Alice Kennedy. This block is my version of the pattern found here.
This is my block (right) with Melissa's starter block (left).
Below are all the blocks made so far for Melissa's journey.
I loved making this colorful, geometric block for Joan. She asked for brights and I love brights. I thought about making my fussy cut flowers actual appliques, but decided I liked them fussy cut for the size of the place they were in.
I love how our blocks look together. And then when you get the whole crew together...
I have finished my block for Krista. I love the bright colors she used in her block as well as the beautiful fabrics Cindy N. and Elizabeth used in their blocks that accompanied Krista's. Here is my block:
We are a group of new friends enbarking on a journey together. Each of us have made a starter block. That block gets mailed to the next person, then the next, and the next until it has completed it's journey around the world and back.