Saturday, April 30, 2011

3 x 6 bee: dresden edition

3 x 6 beehive 24 2nd quarter 2011

I visited my friends at the nearby post office this morning, and sent off these blocks for my beehive in the 3 x 6 bee to their new homes.  Hope you like them ladies!!  I also sent off my package for the pretty {little} pouch swap, now I just wait to see if it's what my partner had in mind...

beehive 24 2nd quarter for denawayne

beehive 24 2nd quarter for denawayne

This block is going to Dena who blogs here.  Dena requested pink, red and white.  I realized my stash is quite lacking in the pink department!  Similar to purple, even in little girl baby quilts, pink does not seem to be a color I go to often.  Hopefully this block fits in with her pink, red and white quilt she is working on!

beehive 24 2nd quarter for rebeccasrags

beehive 24 2nd quarter for rebeccasrags

This block goes to Rebecca who blogs here.  The quilt she is working on for her sister in law is just stunning, and has me wanting to make a similar quilt very soon!  Rebecca requested light blue/aqua, grey and different shades of yellow to add to her previous quarter's blocks she has.  Hope she likes!

beehive 24 2nd quarter for Lynette Russell Designs

beehive 24 2nd quarter for Lynette Russell Designs

This is Lynette's block.  She requested green, orange and aqua/turquoise (In her description she asked for saturated colors like "tangerine, lime and turqoise"  those colors just sound delicious!)  She is combining this quarters blocks with previous blocks to make a couch quilt for wrapping up in while reading or watching TV. Hopefully this block helps make for a very bright and cheery couch quilt!

beehive 24 2nd quarter for Four Monkeys Quilts

beehive 24 2nd quarter for Four Monkeys Quilts

This block is for Karie who asked for orange, white and aqua/turquoise.  Karie also mentioned that light grey would work if mixed in, as this quilt will be for her little boys.  

beehive 24 2nd quarter for yellow_bee_58

beehive 24 2nd quarter for yellow_bee_58

This block is for Mary.  She asked for "something pretty" and before I even gave much thought about what colors to use, I was instinctively moving towards my Central Park stash, because, well, what's prettier than Central Park??  I hope this block fits in with Mary's plans!!

beehive 24 2nd quarter for missplanner

beehive 24 2nd quarter for missplanner

Lastly, this block is for Sandi.  Sandi requested purple, aqua/turqoise and grey.  I think second to pink, purple is also a color I do not have much of in my stash, and in general am just not drawn to.  However, seeing this color combination has me slowly changing my mind about purple!  I can't wait to see Sandi's bed quilt she is making for herself.

Hopefully all my little bee's are happy with their blocks!  This was my first attempt at dresdens, and while I will say there was a slight learning curve to getting the piecing so there were no lumps or bumps (me and my seem ripper were likethis while working on the first block) but after figuring it out, it was smooth sailing!  Certainly a loong sail...these blocks are quite time consuming, but 1 million percent worth it, in my opinion.  We are off to enjoy the rest of the weekend, as its finally stopped raining!     

10 comments:

  1. Those all look really fabulous. I love all the color combos.

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  2. They are beautiful. My favourite is the central park one though! :)

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  3. Those are gorgeous! Great job!

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  4. All so very pretty - the photos are terrific, with all those great color combos. Hard to choose, but I love the 2nd one best, I think! Lucky bees!

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  5. Oh so pretty Dresdens, they're just lovely! My fave is the Central Park - no surprise there!

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  6. I LOVE every single one of those dresdens.

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  7. Every single last one of these blocks is perfect. I love love them - your bee members will be *really* happy!

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  8. So, so pretty.
    I've never made a Dresden block but now I want to!

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