Monday, August 25, 2014

Modern Irish {Scrappy} Bee Blocks: August

I have been quite slow to blog lately.  There's lots of life to be living with little time to sit down and write about it.  Some I might tell you about eventually (like my visit with Susan and our trip to Festival Of Quilts) and other bits I will most likely let pass by.  Eventually we will be all caught up and back in real time.

Where to start?  Well, this past week I took a holiday from work to enjoy a week at home.  It was wonderful.  My main focus sewing-wise was catching up on bee blocks.  I am behind.  Really behind.

Let us start by showing you my Modern Irish Bee blocks for August.  Miss Fiona requested a modern, funky churn dash using warm, clashing fabrics. Although her inspirational quilt does not do much for me personally, I loved loved loved making these blocks and I think this will be one beautiful quilt when all of the blocks are pulled together.  Churn dashes always come together so nicely for me, so it is a pleasure stitching them.  The biggest challenge, to my surprise, is that Fiona requested we do not use flowery fabrics. I had not realized that most of my stash is flower-based!  An eye opener for me!




Regardless, I made two 9 1/2 inch unfinished blocks for Fi.  They even came out to 9 1/2 inches the first time around.  Now that's refreshing.  Do pop over to Fiona's post if you are looking for a churn dash tutorial. It is very nicely written.

The color balance is prettier in real life, Fi.  I promise :)
Hope you like them, Fi! I look forward to seeing how these come together from our bee buddies.

10 comments:

Leanne said...

You made me laugh, how refreshing that the blocks came out to be the right size!

Katy Cameron said...

I'm giggling along with Leanne, but glad they came out right!

Katie said...

They are both beautiful. Do you remember the name of the fabric in the center of the top bock?

Andee said...

I love the one with the fox fabric! Too cute!

Helen Coulter said...

always a relief when they come out the right size! Bank holiday here today, so hoping to do mine this afternoon

quirkyhannah said...

I liked the refreshing comment too! Beautiful blocks and I especially like the fabric in the top centre :)

Ruth said...

Love those foxes!

Tina said...

Lovely blocks! And that origami fabric... Must have some!

tomomi mcelwee said...

I love your red fabrics! Yes not using flower print was difficult for me too!

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're splendid!

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