Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Bee Blocks are Buzzing Around the World

I really like being a part of the online quilting community and getting to know people all over the world who share my passion for fabric and all things quilty. Being a member of an active online bee is very rewarding. I not only get to chat with friends through social media but we get to share our creativity and also some of our mishaps. The Instagram community has come to my rescue many times when I am in a bind as to how to proceed with a project or if I have a general sewing question.
Here are my bee block projects for April.
This month in the Stitch Tease Bee Annabella is our queen. She asked for Maple Leaf blocks with low volume backgrounds. She wanted one block in a "fall" color and one in a jewel-toned color. I chose mustard and fuchsia, as they are two of my favorite colors and I know my friend, Bella, likes them too.
This bee fabric caused quite a buzz {yeah, I'm clever with words, hmmm} on Instagram and the lovely Amanda of Westwood Acres Fabric said she had an entire bolt of it. So anyone who is in need of some bees can contact her. It is an older line from Andover fabrics.
X and Plus quilt bee block

Maple Leaf quilt block
Next up is Rebecca in the Modern Stitching Bee. She asked for x and plus blocks in deep saturated colors or fussy cuts. I hope I filled her wishes. I accidentally made one a little less scrappy, so I am sending her three blocks instead of the customary 2-121/2" blocks.
X and Plus quilt bee block

X and Plus quilt block

X and Plus quilt block

Going back to Stitch Tease Bee's Miss February, Susan designed a great play on an ombre effect block but asked us to keep it a secret because she was having it published as a cushion in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Well the magazine is out now so we can show our blocks. 
You can see Susan's cushion in her post here.
I am so very happy for all my friends who have recently become "famous" in the quilting world and so glad that I have them to keep me inspired with all their creativity.
ombre quilt block

ombre quilt block


Leanne said...

Lovely bee blocks, and I like the bee fabric too.

Debbie said...

beautiful blocks and some of my very favorite - the maple leaves and the x and +...

Catherine said...

Lovely blocks Di. I saw the bees on IG, what great fabric

CapitolaQuilter said...

I've been out of the bees this year to take a break but looking at your blocks it makes me want to jump back in.

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Oooh I must get my leaves sorted!

Katy Cameron said...

Go you! I was working on mine, then stopped for a 'quick' baste and quilt mark up, and 3 1/2 hours later am in agony in my knees and shoulders o.O Oh well, there's always tomorrow...

Canadian Abroad said...

Love all the blocks, especially mine of course. Thank you for keeping quiet for me. I really appreciate it, and your friendship. Funnily enough, I used some of those bees in Annabella's blocks too. xxx

Annabella said...

Beautiful blocks Di and you know I absolutely love my maple leaves - thank you so much!!