Saturday, February 27, 2010

Feb blocks for Hilary

I'm in just under the wire! I hope you like these, Hilary.

Friday, February 26, 2010

More Blocks for Hilary

Here are my two blocks. I also love the fabrics you chose. I'd love to know what they are. I especially like the ones Claire used, but they're all great. The blocks will be in the mail tomorrow.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Log Cabins for Hilary

I am getting these in just under the wire. February has been crazy for me since I was out of town for several days to visit my Dad before he goes in for a stem cell transplant.
It was great therapy to have these to work on now that I am back. I hope you like them Hilary. I had fun making them. I loved your fabric choices. I hope you post the the quilt once you get it completed.
These will go in the mail tomorrow.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Log Cabins for Hilary

Just finished these up this evening. I love the fabrics you sent, Hilary! They're so fresh and spring-like! 
Like a few of you, I also added a fabric from my stash (the center flower print) - hope that's okay. 
They match my kitchen walls :)
I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Friday, February 5, 2010

February blocks for Hilary

I added a few fabrics from my own stash, I hope that is ok! The top block is 12 3/4 inches square and the bottom block is 12 inches square.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February Log Cabins for Hilary

Looks like I'm first, again! Still waiting on our new little guy to make his arrival, so I thought it was best to get these done right away.

I used solids from my stash to make the center squares in both blocks because I was a little worried that I wasn't going to have enough fabric to do two squares. I hope you don't mind, Hilary!

Both blocks are 12" finished (12 1/2" with seam allowance). In case anyone wants to steal my math, for the first block, I used a 4 1/2" center square and 2 1/2" strips around. For the second block, I used a 3 1/2" center square and 2" strips around.

I'll have these back out in the mail today!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tree Blocks for Katie

I'm in the middle of a move, so I was running a lil' behind...eeekk. But they're done and I'm pretty happy with them. Hope you like them, Katie. :)

I've already started on Hilary's Feb. blocks, yay!! You should be getting them soon. :)

Peace and love,

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Log Cabins! Yay!

Hello ladies!!

Hope you are all receiving the fabrics!! Although, I did forget we had a change and sent the fabric to the original person but she will forward it on soon. So no worries.

Sorry about the lateness of this post.
I have been super busy.I have a wedding in Orlando and a lot of other photo sessions while im here. Havent had a lot of time for thinking or sleeping.

For my blocks Id like some log cabins. Im still new at this quilting game and log cabins are fun and easy and make me happy.

I cant find the tut. I originally used but there is this incase any of you dont know how to make them. The only change to the squares from the tutorial is the very center square Id like to be all the same so really a small, middle block in one color. Id like the blocks to be around 12.In the end Im going to be fourthing all the blocks. So, I suppose the middle block could be a little different.Its all up to you all on how you do it.

Ill be back in town in 3 days and have more internet access and ill be able to answer any questions you might have. Also,just as Katie had If you make me two blocks Ill make you two :)

Im WAY looking forward to seeing them! Yay!

Katie's January Block

I made the trees and mailed the block off before the big ice/snow storm. Hope it was what you were aiming for, Katie. The paper piecing gave a challenge but I remembered some tricks that I had used in a class I took years ago. The tree template is from (the 4inch pine).

Can't wait for the next round.


My Own Trees

I felt like I should make my OWN blocks along with everyone else, so I finished them up this weekend and took pictures this morning. I was inspired by Tacey and Heather to do some raw edge applique. I got a little tree crazy this weekend and decided that I want to also try a Tree of Life block, a Tree of Temptation block, and a wonky Log Cabin with a little pine tree in the middle block. So far, I've only actually made these two:

I don't really have a plan for the overall quilt, so I suppose once I start arranging all the blocks, I'll decide if I actually need to make any more.

I've said it a couple of times in the comments, but I'm so impressed and excited about the awesome blocks that I'm going to have in my quilt. Everyone's blocks have been so creative and beautiful and unique. The whole bee thing is turning out even better than I could have imagined. Thanks so much for pouring so much energy and creativity into it.

I received some beautiful fabric along with my blocks from Hilary. I'm assuming that's for our February block. (Right, Hilary?) I can't wait to see what she comes up with.

One of my other bees is keeping track of which blocks have been received, etc. I suppose I should do the same.

I've already received blocks from Bonnie, Tacey, Debbie, and Hilary. Update: Just got the mail, so I now also have blocks from Carrie and Liz. Today, I received Barb's blocks. I've never gotten this much great mail all at once. Almost every day I come home to a package. It's so cool. I now also have blocks from Claire, Heather, and Bibi, so that's everyone except one. I just contacted her to make sure she's still in. I'm making a few more blocks myself, but I hope to post pictures of my block layout soon. Thanks again everyone. This has been awesome.

Carrie, Barb, Claire, Heather, and Liz, and now Bibi have all blogged about their blocks, so I know they're done.

I'm not in a huge hurry. I always have plenty of other projects to work on. I'm such a fickle crafter. So if you haven't made or sent your blocks, don't worry.

I'll update this post as I receive more blocks.

Thanks again, everyone!