Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January Bee Blocks

Phew, I'm glad to have my January bee blocks behind me now!  Between the deadline for the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee and all of my other bees, there were a boatload of blocks to be made this month!  Definitely some gorgeous blocks in the mix this month.

I finished up Bree's fun polaroid block for String Me Along, using various photo-like scraps from my stash, including Mendocino,  Ruby Star Rising, It's a Hoot, Little Apples, and Peacock Lane.  I really adore this block, it is so cute!  Can't wait to see how the other blocks in the group turn out!

Polaroid block for Bree

For Cherie in the {Sew} Beautiful bee, I made a Carpenter's Star, using Cherie's tutorial.  The tutorial is really easy to follow, I definitely recommend it!  I really adore this block, I will definitely be saving the tutorial somewhere safe!

{Sew} Beautiful January block for Cherie

For Lynne in the Stash Trad bee, she asked for her eponymous block, the LynneBobSquarePants block, using Kona Charcoal for the background and brights for the prints.  This was my second go-round with Lynne's block, and I apparently read the directions better this time because the block came together much more easily, yay!

Stash Trad block for Lynne
And finally, for the 4x5 bee this quarter, I made weathervane blocks for everyone, and put together a simple tutorial for the block as well.  It was a really fun block to work on and experiment with fabric choices on!

4x5 blocks for Hive 12 - Q1

In other news, my Summer Sampler Plus quilt was featured on the Modern Quilt Guild's 100 Days of Modern Quilting yesterday, which was pretty exciting.  Definitely an honor to be featured over there!

Hope you're having a great week so far.  Happy Tuesday everyone :)

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story today, hop on over there to see some other fun sewing projects!

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. The Polaroid blocks are just gorgeous! Is the whole quilt going to be made from those? How exciting!

  2. Wow...what happy blocks! I love the Carpenter's Star and all the colors here...just beautiful!

  3. WOW!!! All of those blocks are so gorgeous!! I love the first one!! Well done!

  4. I love all these blocks! They are all great :)

  5. Congratulations on being featured! Love all your blocks :-)

  6. I LOVE the polaroid blocks. So fun. I need to try something like that.

    The first block is really fun too - it makes me think of summertime watermelon :).

  7. All your blocks are great but your weathervane blocks really are beautiful. I don't know if it's the fabrics that draw my eye or the pattern, but all are lovely!

  8. Love the blocks! They're all so fun, especially that polaroid one.

  9. All your blocks look great, Elizabeth! And congratulations on being featured!

  10. Those are some awesome blocks! You're so prolific. I so appreciate you sharing all of this. It really helps me envision some color combinations - something my tiny stash and I are struggling with today ;-)

  11. wow you bee-mates have great taste! these are beautiful blocks!

  12. Wow! You have been a busy little bee! LOL

    Congratulations on being a featured blogger.

  13. All of your newest blocks are fun, but I adore your Polaroids! They are fantastic.

  14. Love all of your blocks - the polaroid blocks are very cute!!

  15. Visiting from Quilt Story and Ellison Lane Quilts...I pinned your weathervane block...I love that! Thanks...

  16. Love all the blocks, but I think the polaroids are my favourite!

  17. Beautiful blocks!! I agree, the Polaroids are inspired!

  18. LOVE. Simply love!! I especially love the last set...but it was hard to choose!

  19. Great blocks! I am wanting to do a Polaroid block some day, just for the fun of it. I just fell in love with your weathervane block. Pinned it the moment I saw it! I am going to get back to that one!

  20. those block are pretty amazing. the first one reminds me of a watermelon!

  21. Those are a lot of beautiful blocks! I love the carpenters star especially.

  22. Ummm, YUM! I love the star blocks!!! Are you on Flickr? I'd LOVE to have those in my Flickr Group:



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