Monday, September 02, 2013

Bee Blocks

The sewing machine has been getting a lot of use lately and I'll have a few projects to share over the next couple weeks. First, I thought I'd share my very first bee blocks. 
I've been sort of a hermited sewer since beginning. After visiting Quiltcon last year, I made a vow that I'd put myself out there more. I found a local modern quilt guild and have really enjoyed getting to know new people that love fabric and sewing as much as I do. The group is still growing and for now we get together mostly to sew and chat. 
One of the members,  Lynne, organized a bee for the upcoming year and she took the first month. Her pattern was a wonky log cabin with these greens, pinks, and reds. Her rules were that the veggies needed to be the center and greens on the outside. I've been sewing for a while, but had yet to make a wonky log cabin (what??) so these were fun blocks for me. I like the puzzle aspect to making everything fit just as I needed to. They come together so quickly and I can see how a whole quilt of wonky blocks would be fun and easy! 
The one on the left is my favorite of the two.

So soon, these will head back to Lynne and I'll get another set of bee blocks. I'm so curious to see what will come next and already starting to think about what I might do for my month. 

1 comment:

Anne said...

Your blocks are great. Look forward o seeing the whole quilt that Lynne pulls together.