Saturday, August 11, 2012

BEE BLOCKS

This month for the Scrappy?Sew bee it group, Sana asked for Spiderweb blocks. She has longed for a quilt like this for years so we are each making a block or two.  She LOVES dragonflies and I just happened to have a bit leftover after covering a little lamp.

These are her blocks:


I am quite happy with them, and think they look good enough to eat! Sana is planning on adding dark blue to the sides, to make it a square block. I'm thinking these will really pop against that colour. Earlier this year, I did a big quilt like this, but in darker colours.  I talked about that here.  Now, I want to do another one, but in bright colours.  Never a boring moment I tell ya.


 They are being shipped to Germany as we speak : )

Also, the other on-line group I belong to called for improv blocks. I have never tried this so found it a bit of a challenge. No measuring, no directions, just do it.  After a bit, I had what looked like a house, so I whacked off the point and started in another direction. I hope it's what she wants.


Lastly, I got the borders on my beginner sample.  Someone had asked what colour brown I had used. Mushroom is close, but after taking this picture, I think I should call it "weathered fence".  I had to get this picture quickly before the automatic sprinklers came on  : /




Happy Saturday to you .

17 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your spiderweb blocks look wonderful!!

Deborah said...

Your spiderwebs are beautiful. I better get busy on mine! I've never made one before. Your quilting class will be so much fun. Perfect quilt to start with.

Debbie said...

especially like those spiderweb blocks!

Shocking Hocking said...

love the spider webs - great fabrics

Sana Saroti said...

Cant tell you enough how much I love these blocks. Cant wait to pull them out of the mail box ;-)
The background will be dark grey though, so the colors will pop even better!

Kelly said...

LOVE those spiderweb blocks - another one I am going to add to the do list ;-)

Jodi said...

Wow! I love your sampler quilt even more now with the borders than I did the other day! And sometimes I hate looking at blogs - too many new ideas and things I MUST make, like those spider web blocks!!! And your improv blocks are lovely, too. I made some a while back that are sitting and waiting for me to do something with them...

Rosa said...

Love your spiderwebs and such a great idea to make a lamp shade with fabric showing dragonflies!

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Connie said...

Beautiful blocks and I think we'll be seeing another spiderweb quilt made by you! They are fun! Great improv blocks too!

Quilting with Jannette said...

LOVE that quilt! Love grey and turquoise / light teal together! Hope you get lots of newbie quilters because of this quilt!

Lily said...

I really like the improv block - all wonky and cool!

Fabraholic said...

Wow, you were so fast with these two. You had them finished before Sana has written her tutorial :-)
They look just marvellous. Sana is one lucky girl.

quiltmania said...

The blocks look wonderful, I'm sure they will be delighted.

Sherry said...

All of the blocks are fabulous. I love the colors in the first two. I looked back though some older posts, you have been quite busy and accomplish so much.

Deb said...

All of these blocks are just gorgeous!! Love the last photo of the quilt top, too!

Janine said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! I'm not always keen on improv blocks but I love this one. It really seems to suit this fabric - perhaps I've been to hasty about them! Your beginners quilt looks lovely too :)