Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stitch Tease...part two

You know the saying, "Hindsight is 20/20"? Well it certainly is true in this case..
When looking back through my photos of the blocks and strips I created for each of the members in the Stitch Tease Bee, I realized I probably should have taken better photos.
But here you have it. A brief show and tell of what I made for each person.

Helen asked for wonky stars on a Kona Ash background. She wanted the centers different from the points and to please use bright colors.

Danny gave us free reign to make whatever we wanted based on some of her favorite blocks. I chose to fussy cut some fabrics and make Polaroid blocks. These 7 blocks were sewn into one long strip.


Katy asked for blocks based on the print in her focal fabric, Circa 52 by Monaluna's fun modes of transportation. I chose to make an appliqued bicycle with a stack of fabric bolts on the back, topped off with a hitch-hiking Jack...Katy's globe trotting stuffed bear.

Dianne asked for pinwheels. Pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks. I tried to incorporate a few different styles of pinwheels in bright, fun colors.

Hadley wanted a strip of rectangles and squares with pieces of white mixed in to allow your eye to rest. Her colors were Aqua, orange, teal, green, blue, and grey.



Susan wanted white wonky stars in a flurry of bright fabrics. I incorporated the July girl for our shared birth month. 
I have to admit Annabella's request for curves had me a little worried but after making the Retro Flowers quilt last year I decided to use the template and make some scrappy drunkard's path blocks. I was also the one responsible for sewing Annabella's quilt together. 


This was such a great bee and I am so happy we are going to do it again. Round 2 begins next month. Sadly, we are losing Danny, but we have gained 5 new members and will make it a more traditional bee. Check back next month as we kick off round 2. I will be the first in the bee to choose a block and have everyone make it for me.



23 comments:

Rachael said...

Great blocks. I love the bike with jack on it :)

Rachael

Patchwork and Play said...

Such great blocks- each and every one of them!

Annabella said...

It's been fun revisiting these beautiful blocks Di!

Rachel said...

Great job! Looks like it was fun!

Cindy Sharp said...

Awesome work.

capitolaquilter said...

I think you recapped in pictures just fine and captured each and every theme perfectly. Hitch hiking Jack it over the top!

Cindy said...

You did a great job Di. That bicycle is amazing.

Dianne Neale said...

Thank you so much for my lovely lack. I love the fabrics you used.

Carla said...

What gorgeous blocks! The quilts will be amazing😀

Britt G. said...

What amazing blocks! I love the appliqued bike as well as the polaroid blocks. Such a busy person you have been!

Lisa said...

I am so in love with your bike block. That is amazing and cute and just SUCH fun!!!!!

Canadian Abroad said...

You were the perfect bee mama as well as making perfect blocks. Love that bicycle! Love them all actually. Thank you so much for asking me to join.

Candice @ Made With Love said...

That bike is to die for...love!!!

Cindy said...

You made such wonderful blocks! What an amazing bee you created, Miss D. Great job!

Katy Cameron said...

I just love Jack, he makes me laugh every time I see him!

Flying Blind... said...

All your blocks were awesome xxx

ayumills said...

Wow you produced so many great projects for this bee!! The bike is just killing me! The bear looks like he is looking at the apples in the basket. Too cute!

Leanne said...

I have been enjoying all the quilts and everyone's blocks. You have put together a great group of quilters.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Some amazing quilts, well done all of you

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

They are all great but I LOVE the bike!

Your traveling bee totally inspired me to start one too! I'm so excited!

Cynthia said...

Each one of those was fantastic! I especially liked the bicycle! Would you do a tutorial on that technique sometime?

Sarah said...

All your blocks are lovely. Curves would have had me quivering in fear too!

Elaena said...

Hi. I am running a community bike ride in October where we will visit local fabric shops in Sydney Australia. I was wondering if I could use the image of your wonderful appliqued bicycle to accompany the ride information online. I would be happy to credit you and provide a link back to your blog.
Elaena