Monday, February 1, 2010

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!


  1. Your blocks looks great! I can't wait to see the whole thing put together! I put your blocks in the mail on Friday so you should be getting them soon!

  2. Katie, these are beautiful! Do you think you could post a tutorial about raw edge applique? Wait, you've got enough on your plate, it seems. I'll just do a little digging and see what I can find on my own.
    Being a baker sounds much more glamorous (Ha!) than it is. No one tells you that you have to be to work at 3am, and while I love it a lot, the sleep thing makes it exceedingly hard. I worked mostly with yeasted doughs, specifically cinnamon rolls, and a plethora of breakfast pasteries. Once and a while I would convince the boss to do cupcakes. I still love baking at home too, so I guess that means it's the job for me.

    Can't wait to see this quilt finished! I put your blocks in the mail Sat., so expect them soon.

  3. I will love to see this quilt completed too! (no pressure Katie!) I love my bee experience so far.

  4. Oh yeah - I'll definitely want to share this with all of you when I'm done. I was thinking about sashing it in white, but I wonder if I should pick out one of the greens or blues and use that instead. What do you guys think?

  5. I would lay the blocks out on both and audition the colors.