Monday, July 30, 2012

July Bee Blocks

I managed to pull myself away from watching the Olympics for a little bit this weekend to sneak in some sewing time.  I have to admit, the giant baby was a little freaky during the opening ceremonies, but since the games have started, we've been glued to the TV.  It's amazing that just being "the Olympics" makes you fans of sports that you never would have dreamed of having an interest in...when the hubs started yelling at the TV last night about scoring in Synchronized Diving, I knew it was bad.  We had a good laugh when I pointed out that he was getting worked up about the scores in Synchronized Diving, but continued to be just as interested none the less.

Anyways, like I was saying, I did take a few hours and holed up in my sewing room yesterday to get to work on July's bee blocks.  Every month I say I'm going to get them out of the way first thing, and then the 30th of the month rolls around and I'm scrambling.  

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These blocks were for Heidi in the imagine circle of Do. Good Stitches.  She requested 2 blocks using Lynne's tutorial for her paper pieced ET Phone Home block.

Imagine Circle- do.Good Stitches July

Imagine Circle- do.Good Stitches July

While these blocks were quite time consuming, I really love the end result, and can't wait to see her completed quilt in these pretty blues and reds.

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These two blocks are for Jess in the Stash Bee.  She wrote up this great tutorial for a woven chevron type design, and I just love it!  This would make a great scrappy quilt, and the fact that this block was super easy to put together?  Double bonus.

Hive 4-July

hive 4-July

Jess asked that we use prints that were similar in color to Kona Surf and Kona Orange.  After digging out my Kona color card, I sifted through my stash to find these prints that I think match pretty well.  These blocks will be off to their new homes.

Next month is my month for do. Good Stitches, so I'll be back with a large (20") block tutorial to make a quick and easy quilt this week! 

20 comments:

  1. Your blocks are all amazing! I love all of the colours combos. Right up my alley.

    The Olympics - right there with you!! Though we've been taking in some Judo and I think I can safely say I'll never be a fan. :) The giant baby was freaky. I agree with you. I loved parts of the opening and some were so so, but I always watch it. My kids liked it too, especially the parade of nations.

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  2. Lol, right there with you, I've been chewing my nails over men's team gymnastics today!

    The blocks are fab anyway :o)

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  3. That chevron block has definitely captured my attention with ideas for a scrappy quilt ! OOOOOOHHHHHHH !

    And the e.t. blocks are gorgeously made AND photographed !

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  4. Gorgeous blocks!! I love Jess' design.

    I have not even turned the telly on lest I get sucked in!!

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  5. Love those blocks! I really want to use that woven tutorial someday.

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  6. I was totally into syncronized diving! Except on demand. I can't stay up for the Olympics with the baby who doesn't sleep! Love both sets of your bee blocks! I have the woven one pinned for future use.

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  7. gorgeous blocks!!!! LOVE the two woven chevrons especially!

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  8. I love those woven chevrons and the colors as well! The synchronized diving was so interesting tonight that I screwed up my knitting and had to rip some out because I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing.

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  9. Beautiful blocks Jess - love the colour combinations in them all.

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  10. Oh thanks so much Jess, they are perfect! Love your ET blocks too, they're lovely :o)

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  11. Those ET blocks would look pretty cool if they were all turned a little wonky, the triangles turned a little bit. It would almost give it a spinning effect. Great job on the piecing!!

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  12. I like both blocks. The first one because of the 3 "rows" of triangles, the second one because of the woven chevron look. I hope to see a finished quilt, I'm curious what it will look like.

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  13. The blocks look great! Both sets. And I have to say that we were also addicted to the Olympics, and we also questioned the judges during both synchronized and regular diving as well as in gymnastics. Yeah, the nonexperts sitting on their couches were sure we knew better than the Olympic judges... ;)

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  14. Lovely blocks. I hope the recipients appreciated them.

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  15. Just catching up! I really, really appreciate your time and effort on the ET blocks! They are still slowly coming in...I have a few ideas up my sleeve for these babies!!!!

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  16. I loved your block! I pinned it, but let me know if you want me to remove the pin. I'm hoping to use this chevron pattern as a blocked strip along the bottom of a quilt I'm planning in my brain. Thank you!

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