Monday, May 6, 2013

BEE KEEPING

This month I am Queen Bee for the Heal@do.good stitches group. I have asked my partners for this block using Linda's tutorial. I really like this colour way. After I receive all the blocks, I will put the quilt together and it will go to a Hospice house.



Next up I made a feather block for Susan for the Mid Century Modern Bee


I have slowed down on my hexi-bets. Better get going on these. This is the half way point of the alphabet and numbers 0-9


I saw a block something like this on Flickr a while back so I made one for my quilt.


Last year I participated in a low volume swap with charm squares. I dug them out and started making some plus blocks after seeing a quilt by wooden spoon on Flickr.



The blocks are easy and I like the way the colours pop against the background.

Speaking of Queen Bee, little miss J had a birthday. I don't usually post a lot of personal photos, but this is just too cute not to share

She had chocolate cake, chocolate whip cream, and raspberries in a jar. She was very dainty at first,



but then..........            : )


Happy Monday.


28 comments:

Marit said...

Who doesn't love an adorable baby covered in chocolate!?! Love all the variety in your sewing projects. That stem with the leaves is my favorite of the day!

Cindy Sharp said...

What a cutie! Headline... "Baby Discovers Chocolate!"

Love your feather block. The colors are stunning.

Sewing Mom said...

Such beautiful work, as always! and what a doll! =) great shots.

Heather said...

Aww, love her discovering the delights of chocolate!

Annabella said...

Beautiful blocks Carla - the hospice quilt will be very special. The chocolate covered baby is asorable :)

Heather D. said...

Beautiful blocks Carla. That first one is super cool, very unique.

Cute chocolate baby!!

Mama Pea said...

Pretty cute photos of your kid. Love the mess she made. I am loving all the blocks you are posting. Very cool.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lots of lovely creation, I love the pics of little miss chocolate!

Patti said...

Really like the stem block Carla, as well as the hexie letters. I think I spewed coffee when I saw the chocolate covered angel! A girl after my own heart for sure!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Gat blocks! And love that last picture!!

quiltmania said...

Your colours on your fractured 9 patch look wonderful. And little Jane, adorable!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh little miss j is a sweetie! Thank you for beautiful feather. It has some of my favourite fabric in it AND a spotty stem! Perfect! The stem block is fabulous too. ! The perfect addition to your quilt!

Rachel said...

So many beautiful works in progress! How cool that you're making some plusses! Yay!

April said...

so adorable! love all your projects!

Needled Mom said...

That's a great bee block and I love the low volume blocks.

The baby pics are adorable!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my that is just too darn cute!!! There's just nothing sweeter than a baby enjoying dessert :*) Your blocks are wonderful - I love the colors in the feather block especially!

Marci Girl said...

All those bee blocks are fabulous, but that little girl is just the cutest!

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

I tell you, the low volumn craze is really getting to me! I love the crosses.

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

I'm excited to make your block for the heal group this month!! Love the feather block too... I have been wanting to make a quilt of these... was the feather difficult? All of your blocks look amazing but babies make any post better!! She's cute!!

Lynne said...

Ha! That is the best baby/cake picture ever. What a cutie!
There are some great blocks here Carla. I saw that same one with the leaves and ordered the measuring tape ribbon right away!

Shauna said...

Too cute! Lovin' all of your project especially the feather. You are making good head way with your alphabet too!

wendyroomcreations said...

I love the way the baby was stripped off to the nappy before she started on the chocolate. Very sensible. I wish I had thought of that when my son had his first ice cream cone! I love the blocks - very clever feather and yet again demonstrating of how effective grey is. I'm off to Malvern Quilt Show in a couple of weeks and will be raiding the stalls for grey prints. Philippa xx

Andy said...

LOVE that leaf block with the ruler fabric as the stem - or is that ribbon? I also love the low volume plus blocks you've done. I have a quilt like that on my wish list but I'm thinking it will be awhile before I get around to making it.

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Great blocks, but brilliant photo's of your little one

Carrie P. said...

all your blocks are so pretty. I love that feather.
The photos of the sweet baby make me smile.

sew katie did said...

Happy Birthday to wee girl! I love your feather block!

CitricSugar said...

Such great blocks - I love the feather!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What pretty bee blocks. I can't decide which ones I like the best--the plus blocks are really cute. LOVE the measuring tape stem. That might be my favorite. (Did you fuse the leaves first or just sew around the edges?) And oh my goodness, that last picture had me giggling out loud!