Monday, May 5, 2014

BEE BLOCKS AND A NEW STASH BUILDER

This month, the shop where I work started a new program called 'Modern Stash Builder'. Every month, those who sign up will receive 4 fat quarters of the newest modern fabrics that arrive at the shop.

This months stash : Sweet Harmony


As it turns out, Ella asked for Aqua and Coral for this month's blocks in the Heal group of do.good stitches.

I got to cut into my new stash right away  : )


I was asked to make a 12", 9", and 6" traditional block. I made two of each size because I'm doing an extra set for someone this month.


I thought a 9" block would look cute made up of 1" squares. Had I thought ahead a bit I would have realized that meant 81 little squares. Duh!


This rolling diamonds blocks is a new favourite


Here they are, all lined up on the shelf.  I think I will look at these for a couple more days before I pop them in the mail.  I love this combination.

Have a lovely Monday.

linking up with Anything goes Monday's

40 comments:

Carla said...

Yes, those are favorite colors of mine too. Great blocks.

JoZart said...

That's a really gorgeous colour combo and great blocks too.
Thanks for sharing,
Jo

Lynne said...

Great color combo! They look so pretty lined up on the shelf.
An 81 patch eh? It looks very cute, like a mini postage stamp quilt. Just pressing all those seams would have slayed me though :)

Melinda said...

Ooh I love your fabrics and the blocks you chose look fabulous. The recipients will be quite pleased.

dutchcomfort said...

81 little squares, but solo worth the effort! Your blocks look adorable!

dutchcomfort said...

not solo…. no… I meant to say sooooo!!

Jodi said...

Beautiful blocks! I recognize the "modern roses" fabric line. I am making a postage stamp quilt for someone using a jelly roll of that line - love it!

Glinda ♥ said...

Super fabric and all the blocks are fabby - but 81 x 1" squares? Brilliant :)

cockney blonde said...

Love that colour combo, really pretty. Love all the blocks, x

DIane Warburton said...

The rolling diamond block seems popular lately; as I've seen it on a few blogs. Your blocks on the shelf look really fresh yet warm and your blocks are really well executed :-)

Lisa C said...

The colors are gorgeous. I just finished a postage Christmas quilt with 875 2.5" squares. It's work but I love the results. Your block is really pretty. Well, they all are but I really like the tiny squares.

Gina said...

Gorgeous blocks using one of my favorite color combinations. They make your space very happy! I can't wait to see the finished quilt your Circle makes.

Patchwork and Play said...

All those pretty blocks look so pretty lined up along the shelf!

Deanna said...

Hi Carla , love your blocks!
Where is the wool shop you found in Victoria?

quiltmania said...

You didn't even give the fabric a chance to age a little! Good for you.

OPQuilt said...

And I love that shelf!
Of course, I love the blocks, too. How fun that your shop does this four fat quarters event; I'd show up every month to get mine!

I love all the designs and love how they all coordinate together--so beautiful!

E.

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks are gorgeous. I love the color combination.

Gramma Quilter said...

Oh so love this color combo too!

Afton Warrick said...

Your 81 tiny squares are certainly cute. I love the aqua and coral combination. Excellent work on your bee blocks.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

So you should love this combination! They look beautiful and well made.
(I may be biased as I wore a coral shirt with turquoise shoes and jewellery yesterday. :) )

Cathy said...

Really lovely, Carla, all lined up on the shelf!

W-S Wanderings said...

Beautiful colours. Gosh, I'd be tempted to keep the blocks on the shelf as soothing inspirational artwork! Having said that, the quilt itself will be a functional work of art.

Katja said...

I love your new cover picture Carla! And the blocks turned out gorgeous!

Anne said...

Sweet. I really like all 81 of those little 1" squares.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I would never have thought if coral, but gosh it works well! Great blocks

Kim said...

Those new fabrics are divine!! Love, love, love all the blocks displayed on the shelf...quite an art statement. Me thinks that I would not be able to part with them.

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

I'm drooling over these and love them as your new header!

Donna quilts said...

Love those colors - together. Great new blog header.

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Love the soft pallette of all your blocks together.

donnakeon said...

Just came across your blog today.I'm from Ontario but love the west,Love quilting too

Hilachas said...

I love those colors too. What a great job you did on those blocks too!

Carla said...

I just admired those Sweet Harm0ny fabrics today...such pretty fabrics and great blocks....I hope we will get to see the finished project.

Kate said...

So beautiful, I love the colours and your choices. Great work~!!

Nancy said...

Oh, but those 81 little squares all together in one block are adorable. I love the colors together.

Julie Cefalu said...

Your blocks and your fabrics are fantastic! I think I'll have to start collecting some of those colors (or discovering that I already have them in my stash)!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Kathleen OGrady said...

All of your blocks are just gorgeous! My fav is the log cabin block.

Mokki said...

Lovely blocks. I really like them all. The colours are Beautiful

Shauna said...

Great blocks and lovely colours. They do look neat all lined up on your shelf.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I 'sew; love your fabrics and your blocks are so neat with perfect edges as well. I do pretty good in the middle of my blocks, but those edges are....well they aren't always even....giggle.

Live a Colorful Life said...

So VERY pretty. Might be my new favorite color combination!