Phew, all caught up on my bee blocks for the month, that feels good. Now maybe I can find some time to clean up my sewing room - looks like a hurricane came through there!!!
Carol is our quilter is month in the Bliss circle, and requested some string-pieced log cabin blocks. I put off these blocks for a little while, thinking they would time-consuming, but they really weren't. I made a big piece of string-pieced fabric to cut log cabin strips from, and it went really smoothly. These blocks will be really interesting when they're all put together. The color scheme is inspired by Cherri House's City Park quilt.
AnneMarie is our queen bee this month, and she sent out a fabulous assortment of Bonnie & Camille's Ruby and Bliss collections to make a Dutch Pinwheel block for her. I'm not normally a big fan of muted soft colors like these, but this block really looks lovely. The tutorial is also super easy to follow, I definitely recommend it!
String Me Along
A while back, Sharon was lucky enough to win my SMS Giveaway Day drawing for a collection of Soul Blossoms fat-eights, and she chose to send those out, along with some white fabric, for an HST block. Yes, I know I said I was done with HSTs, after my monstrous HST warm/cool quilt, but I didn't mind having two bee blocks this month with HSTs, really. I went with a simple diamond layout, much like my warm/cool quilt, and I hope Sharon will dig it.
Now all I need to do is pack these babies up and get them out in the mail. I think it's quite possible that I might just find the motivation to go back to working on my Weekender bag now! What about you? What are you stitching up this weekend?
Friday, September 16, 2011