Monday, April 28, 2014

this weekend

I'll be real... overall this weekend was pretty lousy.  I had lots of time to myself but didn't feel like doing anything, even sewing.  Eventually I put on my big girl panties and decided to sew anyways.  Out of a passel of available projects, working with my bee blocks sounded the most promising.  And you know what?  It turned out to be bright shiny spot in my day.  I did have fun and I'm eager to get back to it today.  So, before I have a finished quilt top, I figured I should catch you up!

scrappy happy inspiration pull


Remember this fabric pull?  I asked my bee mates at the Love circle of do. Good Stitches to make traditionally pieced blocks of any kind, any size in these sorts of colors. I made a mariner's compass and some tiny plus blocks for my contribution.

Check out some of the blocks I received!

dresden closeup
large dresden by Natalie at Greenleaf Goods

do. good stitches love circle blocks for march
log cabin series by Ara Jane at you know what i love

Connemara
connemara from Daisy at Ants to Sugar

Bee blocks ready to go! #doGoodStitches #lovecircle #friendshipbraid #crossstitchblock
friendship braid and cross stitch blocks by Deborah of Little Ms Sew-Unsew


Plus many more treasured bits and pieces!

My bee mates really impressed me with the quality and quantity of blocks they contributed.  I think I could make two quilts with these blocks, if I stuck with the "lots of negative space" concept I had imagined. Instead, I decided to tuck the blocks in here and there, creating a pretty dense quilt with so many sweet blocks.  It's turning out to be a really girly, bohemian sort of quilt, and I'm a fan. 

juggling bee blocks!

 Here's a teaser.  More soon!

16 comments:

  1. Well I am certainly sorry to hear you had a bad weekend, and honestly I was there with ya...I had some horrible stomach virus..YUCK! But hopefully we both can look forward to a new week and a fresh start! Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Oh, that's definitely a bad weekend. Glad you're on the mend today. Here's to a better week!

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  2. What great blocks! And a lovely way to brighten up your weekend :)

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  3. Oh gosh Rachel. Your stuff is always awesome and inspires me.

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  4. Loving the colors and small peak at the quilt. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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  5. All those gorgeous blocks and the beautiful start to your quilt would brighten any gloomy day! Hope your week is better than your weekend.

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  6. Very inspiring blocks and bits and pieces! Great idea for an awesome quilt!

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  7. Very awesome block.....could this be a hit for a new class???

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  8. I can see how working on this project brightened your day. I think it will be the.best.quilt ever!!! :)

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  9. You are not alone ;)
    Oh, this quilt is going to be a favorite of mine, I can feel it!

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  10. oh, I do hope your week is better and next weekend comes around much better too. :) Prayers your way.

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  11. What a fun idea! And you definitely got some gorgeous blocks. Sometimes giving no direction is the best direction you can give :)

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  12. This quilt is going to be gorgeous. Love the colours :)

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  13. There are some very talented ladies in your bee!! Great blocks!! All this must have brightened up your weekend!

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  14. I love the girly, bohemian look that's emerged! I can't wait too see the rest of what you do!!

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  15. I'm loving the path of this quilt. Such bright happy colors and I love the bohemian style!

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