I have been having so much fun checking the mail these last few weeks. I have gotten hearts from Vivian, Elaine, Melina, Sue, Lizzie, Marlene and Teresa! Your hearts are beautiful.
I asked for similar blocks from the 15 Minute Play group I am in. Their blocks are pretty too!
Check out what I have so far......
they are so much prettier in person.
Now I am off to work on Vivian's block. Her fabric is unbelievable!
...well, not really money, just lst blocks. Sue, Tara, Teresa, Marls, Melina, Kate and BeeBee. Actually BeeBee, you should get yours tomorrow, it went priority yesterday with your shop items. I have enjoyed you ladies, thank you.
Now Viv, is there any specific size you want the center...or the logs....or the block?
Hello, all! So sorry to be absent for so long! I am almost caught up with blocks, I just need to make it to the post office!
Melina--I'll just hold onto this until you get back to the Fort unless you'd like it sooner?
And as soon as I can figure out how to applique without a raw edge, I'll finish up these hearts. Any suggestions?
I hate to say it, but think that I need to bow out of the next round. My intentions are always so good, but I just don't have the time to give this that it deserves. I can't wait to play with some Kaffe for Viv, too!
My sherbet pips quilt from January is still missing 3 of it's blocks as well. If you don't have time to make the blocks, I'll happily take the fabric back .
The donkey tail has finally mailed her blocks to Beebee! I am a bad girl no longer! I've had the crazy-pieced, red-background block done for a couple of weeks, but I was stumped on the other two until this week. I hope they all fit with everyone else's blocks for a harmonious heart party.
I made the crazy-pieced hearts all scrappy pinks because all my red bits just blended into the background and didn't make the hearts stand alone.
My creative muse finally returned to design and make the last two blocks. The muse has been on strike, wondering where all the chocolate went!
Even though it is Sunday, I went to the post office and put the envelope in the drop box TODAY so nothing would stop them from starting their short journey to Louisiana TOMORROW.
I'm sorry they are tardy...I've been distracted, for sure, the last 4 months.
I am scared and delighted as I anticipate starting Viv's blocks! Should be fun and s-t-r-e-t-c-h me a little...
I hope you have fun with the fabric I chose, if you have any Kaffe Fassett in your own stash that you may want to use a smidgeon of, feel free, it'll give it some more colour and pattern to assault the senses.
Above is the fabric waiting for packaging. Aren't all those pieces just a mind blower? Lets clash all over the place.
Above is the block I made...very simple, maybe a little boring but that's where you all come in! Feel free to make a block similar....OR...make your block totally random. I'm ok with it really. I'm not looking for traditional piecing, or exactness...want to make a square and throw some stripes all the way around? Go ahead...want to turn the square into a rectangle and do something that way? Go right ahead.
My plan in the end is to have my blocks butt right up against each other, no sashing. I want it to be an explosion of colour.
Thanks ladies! And again, thank you for your patience, I was saving the last couple of blocks to mail out with my material (save a stamp, I'm thrifty that way).
The last few months have been a bit of a mess haven't they? So it's time to clean up and definitely no sweeping under the carpet...!
Viv has her blocks under control and please remember that we've moved up a month so she's not late but right about on time. Truthfully Viv, I think you've done well with a bit of missing finger for so long, glad it's all healed now. I will have my fabric ready to go in the middle of September to give the month between postings.
Okay, serious stuff now. Can you all email me and tell me if you have blocks missing and if you have, how many? We all have issues come up and life get in the way sometimes, but I feel that in all fairness to everyone, we need to finish the round with as many blocks mailed back as we possibly can. We need to put some order back in the group if we are going to go round again in any format.
I need to also know if anyone is going to opt out at the end of this round?
I've had a couple of suggestions for the next go around?? I'll put them all together with a few others and a couple of my own soon and post them up. I need to get that going in the next couple of weeks so that we can work out what's going to happen?
I've been a bit of a schoolyard bully today haven't I? Just so you all know that I love this group, this blog and you all.... ...please accept this bunch of flowers for yourself, from one friend to another
So I've had my little envelopes waiting on my desk all week...it's cold, it's rainy, life got busy.
Today I thought I would take them to the post office during my lunch hour, get them gone so I don't have to worry anymore.
I had some free time before lunch (it's now 11:53 a.m...why not wait till the last minute to address them) so I started writing my address in the return address area.
Hmmm...where is everyone's addresses? I know I had them written down on a piece of paper from home. Uh oh...I did empty my recycle paper box under my desk yesterday (after I cleaned it of all unnecessary items). Did it go in there? Eeek.
No problem, I'll just go into gmail and locate the list. Hmmm...when was that list sent?
Can't find it.
I can find an email between Lizzie and I mentioning I couldn't find the list way back in May.
But again, no list.
Seriously where is my head!!!
If anyone can send the list in the next couple of hours I can stop on my way home after work. Otherwise, tomorrow I'll drive in and get this done.
I have enjoyed making everyone's blocks. My turn was July .It is August 18th and I only got blocks from 2 bees...I hope everyone else is ok and can send their hearts to me too! I sent out little notes in the mail to remind everyone. Just gentle reminder. I do not want to upset anyone. Please, if you can not do the hearts, please mail my red and pink back to me if you can. I need it for my quilt top!
hugs to everyone
There's my block Kate, I didn't have any vintage fabrics, I found some that I thought looked a little vintage. I had trouble with my mom's sewing machine so there are little imperfections. Hope you will be able to use my piece anyways and enjoy it... Mélina
I finally got Kate's block done!! I kept putting it off and putting it off because it looked difficult and I thought I needed a large chunk of uninterrupted time to work on it. Then tonight, it went like "zip!" The fabrics are repro's from Marcus (Judy Rothermel). I really enjoyed making this block! I can't wait to see what you do with them, Kate.
I started this project last week. It has been a challenge but fun to do. Let me know what you think. I am going to put a fabric with a black and white print for the back. It is about 43 inches square. I just wanted to share it with ya'll.
Try as I might I could not get blogger to let me add any writing after posting photos of Kate's blocks,so had to do another post.
I have quite a few pink fabrics in my stash following the making a a lovely pink quilt for my great niece so I had alot of fun with your blocks Beebee- I hope you like them. I have seen blocks for you around blogland and you are going to have an amazing quilt when they all reach home.
Will post blocks this week.
Oops bad photography!!
Exciting that the feeling is to continue the bee for another year. Shame we seem to have lost a few people-doesn't seem like Elaine or Tara have visited for awhile either.
Happy sewing everyone from a wintery southern New Zealand.
At last I have made it into the sewing room and caught up on the blocks-sorry Kate and Beebee that you have had to wait.
I don't have Civil War fabric in my stash,sorry Kate, so I tried to match the colours of the other blocks that have been posted.This was a fun block to make so thanks for the idea Kate.
..this is what I'm thinking of for my block next month... I'm sorry, I can't for the life of me remember where I got this photo, it's been sat in bookmarks on the Mac for months, quietly waiting for my month.. Pretty much these colours too, I was wondering if you're all good with using your own scraps? I'm looking for a fabric for the centre squares and hope to have that sorted soon. I would love modern, bright and a bit funky, not the big Kaffe patterns though. I'm loving greys and reds, aqua and brown, oranges and lemons, get the picture? I'm planning on sashing with white I think...?? Let me know if you don't have anything that would suit, I'm happy to send fabric but I would love to have scraps from all of you in there...