Block-a-Thon

I have been enjoying the monthly blocks for the on-line quilting bee that I’m in so much! I get to make blocks that I’ve never made before, and they are all easy (that’s a bee requirement) – or relatively so, so that I am not pulling my hair out each month the way I am with the treasure chest block of the month. There were so many ladies who wanted in to the We Be Learning Bee that our queen bee set up two groups (hives!). I am in hive #2. Last week a call went out from hive #1 requesting someone to step in because one of the members was unable to continue. Actually, she hadn’t been participating since February, so there was a 4 month back log of blocks that needed to be made and sent out ASAP. Guess who stepped in?  Yup! Me!

Sew….I have been sewing a block marathon! I have made all four and am just waiting for addresses and they will all wing their way off to their homes this week.

March: a wonky star for Brandi, who requested grey, turquoise and yellow. I didn’t have any grey in my stash, but I think these blues and yellows look nice together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Whirly Giggle” was Jane’s choice for April. She requested girly fabric. This is pretty darn girly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May’s block is “Antique Tile” for Teresa. She requested black, white & red. I had some fun black & white prints and I love the way it turned out! I actually had to sew this one twice…I had to pick out nearly the entire block, square by square because somehow I got them turned around and didn’t notice until it was finished. I am very very good at ripping seams!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the June block is for Lisa. She asked for a “Zig Zag” block in black and blue.  I had to pick this one apart, too, because it sewed it backwards the first time. But that seems to be a theme with me. If I was stuck on a desert island with only one sewing tool, it would have to be my seam ripper!

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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3 Responses to Block-a-Thon

  1. Julie says:

    Your blocks turned out great!! Nice work!

  2. Geneva says:

    I admire anyone who can put beautiful quilts together… (not my talent) Your blocks are so creative and it sounds like you’re enjoying your online quilting bee. Great Job!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

  3. Mrs.Pickles says:

    Lovely work!! Thanks for stepping up and helping out!

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