Monday, June 1, 2015

Bee Sewcial May

I won't lie, Bee Sewcial has been a challenge for me. A good challenge, but still hard for me to think of how to interpret the queens vision each month. 
May was Marci's month and she asked us to build her a village. Houses, but not just blocks, a roof and windows,. This is, afterall, an improv bee and we are supposed to think outside the box.
My original inspiration was this photo that I took at Disneyland a few weeks ago.
Untitled

I sketched it out and started  building the houses.
I got this far with the houses and decided to change it up a bit.

Untitled

Marci also said she wanted trees, lakes, mountains, etc, so I found these paper pieced trees on Craftsy and decided to make her 4 season of trees.
  
Untitled
spring

Untitled
summer

Untitled
fall

Untitled
winter
I still was not finished and decided that every town needs a church. This simple stained glass church window is not unlike many of the contemporary churches in my neighborhood, so that's what I made.
Untitled
All these blocks received a good deal of positive compliments on Instagram, so I am hoping they will make a good addition to Marci's quilt.

Oh, and Marci's latest "finish" is a new baby girl born at the beginning of May. Our bee surprised her with a cute quilt for the baby. Introducing Heart BEEts. Made with love by our bee.
I made the middle right and bottom left blocks. It was sewn together by Stephanie, The back was pieced by Debbie and quilted by Leanne. A lovely collaborative effort that Leanne blogged about in detail here.

HeartBEEts HeartBEEts

3 comments:

Debbie said...

I really love the blocks you made Marci. Can you believe with my month we're half way done with the year!?!?
It was good to see HeartBEEts again - I really do love that sweet quilt.

Lisa C said...

Everything you made is just wonderful but I am awed by the church. Great job.

Patchwork and Play said...

You are certainly rising to the challenge Di! Your little village with its church and avenue of trees would be a wonderful place to live! And of course the heart quilt is such a special baby gift!