It's been a long time since I've posted. I've been in a bit of a sewing funk, but I've been trying to keep up with the bee blocks.
I think I've been overwhelmed with UFO's and fabric (including LOTS of scraps that I just cannot bear to do away with, but they WILL be used in a project).
It's hard to believe that this is the 4th year for this bee. It all started back in May 2011. The creativity is staggering. Every month, I am amazed at the incredible block ideas and look forward to seeing the finished quilts. In the meantime, I'm not-so-patiently waiting for the next Serial podcast and anxious to see what block we get to make for December.
Rossanna's instructions to make a liberated 9-patch was easy enough. Adding the recycled candy wrapper flowers and embellishment kind of threw me a bit. In the end, I like the result.
October Maria's flying geese. The "no waste" instructions were fantastic. For the liberated version, I had the geese fly in the traditional "V" formation. I wanted the smallest to be in the lead and appear ombré (the mid-sized geese match the fabric on the other block).
Liberated log cabin for Andrea - I love the way this type of block looks in a quilt. It harkens back to string quilts and using what you have.
Small paper-pieced fans for Judith. The straight lines of these really show how easy paper-piecing can be.