Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Double Cross bee blocks

I made these blocks last week.  When emotions are a whirlwind sometimes a very specific sewing assignment is just what the soul needs.  Color choices decided.  Pattern at hand.  Just head to the scrap bin, sort, stitch, press and voila - success!

Double Cross bee blocks

The double cross improv block starts like this, in single cross form.

Double Cross bee blocks

Then you slice, dice and insert to end up here.  For actual instructions, visit my friend Allison's space where she detailed things out for the Love circle.  She chose the pattern, colors and will receive the finished blocks by mail from all 9 other members of our circle.  As lead quilter, she'll also assemble, finish and mail the quilt to our chosen charity.

Which reminds me, I have less then a month now to make plans and blocks for my turn to lead Love circle.  Hmm....   What shall it be this time?

11 comments:

  1. These are bright and perky. I love this idea.
    ❤❤

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  2. Playing with fabric is great therapy and being productive to create such beauty is icing on the cake.

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  3. Beautiful. Hugs to you Rachael.

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  4. Very fun blocks. I hope you'll show the completed quilt (whenever the queen bee finishes it).

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  5. This is gorgeous....I am sure this quilt will be amazing.

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  6. How wonderful that your bee group quilts for charity Rachel! These blocks are beautiful with radiant colors. Looking forward to seeing what you'll choose when your turn to lead comes along.

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  7. Love your improv crosses blocks! I’m always impressed by the quilt ideas the quilters of the do. Good Circles come up with!

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  8. Great blocks! And it's a hard decision which pattern to pick but I'm sure you pick something good.

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  9. I like the strong colors and of course the improv :)

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  10. Perfect work for you. My grief turned me into potholder queen. I then passed them out to the angels who helped lead my way. hugs

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