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Monday, April 25, 2011

Melina's green block

Here it is. This time I made the block right! Can you see the star?
 I hope you like the colors Melina.  It will be interesting
to see all the different shades of greens you will get!  It should be a
beautiful quilt.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Melina's Blocks

This is a little scary being the first to post Melina's Green blocks. It is amazing when you sort through your stash just what fabrics you discover. I love making this block and so made two of them -one with a New Zealand theme in the centre. It is a batik featuring a fern frond- I read recently how New Zealand quilts tend to include colours of the land and the sky and this is just that. Unfortunately the star doesn't show up that well although in real life it is more prominent.
Matching greens in the same block was a bit of a challenge but I like how this one turned out with Kaffe in the centre. I had to add a little bit of colour!
Melina I hope these are ok. Will be in the post this week.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Huge mistake on Marlene's blocks

Hi Marlene,
You must think I am beyond dumb....I was working on Melina's block when I realized that I put your blocks together the wrong way.  I made the center look like a box instead of turning the sides the other way to make it a star...I am so sorry,.  If you send them back I will pay postage both ways and fix them and return them to you .  I am pretty sure I can unstitch them and turn the sides around to make the star.  I feel so bad for not noticing until now. The fabric was wonderful to work with. 

feeling her stupidity here in Louisiana

Monday, April 18, 2011

Forgive me please

Ladies, let me apologize for being a "missing link" in the Bee Balm. I do have every one's fabric packets. I am not sure what has happened to me. I do know that I have been very absent and non-commentary and not getting your blocks back to you sweet ladies. It has not been my intention to be such a fuddy. I had allowed a fellow blogger to belittle me by not speaking up. And when I did speak up, it was ineffective. It only resulted in continuing bashing...mostly to my pride. I was frozen in myself, yeah, I know, makes no sense to me either. I guess I was feeling really stupid and very amateurish and not worthy of "trading" my talents with others. But I kept getting my blocks out, from all of you, and got that warm fuzzy feeling, knowing that what you ladies did, well, it was beautiful and I love every single block. Because you made them for me. From your hearts. Ok, I think my selfishness has abated and I am working on your blocks. Please, please be patient with me. And if you're mad....please don't send a group email to bash me with! I love being part of this and will get off my dead butt and post some pics, but not for a few days, when I'm off work. Thank you so much....Elaine
My turn!
Theme: all Greens, pattern no pattern, all fabrics are welcome, just make sure there is only about 20% of other colors (sorry for those of you who don't like that color, but if you absolutely don't like it, make a red or orange one, surprise me ;-)
Stash: yours (I have no time at the moment to send fabric and I am already so late)
Pattern: the same one as Marls (I love it and I thought it could look really nice with all kinds of greens), hope you won't all be tired of it but maybe full of practice.
Size: same as Marls' block.
Any thoughts or comments are welcome!
And most of all, use your creativity ;-)
I loved the blocks I got last year from all of you...
Thank you,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

More blocks for Marls

Hi Marlene!
Here they are.  I love this pattern.
Hope you like my fabric selection! I will mail them tomorrow!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Marl's block...

...done and dusted.

Hope this is OK Marls, it was a fabulous block to make and I can't wait to see it finished, amazing colours.