Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bee Blocks

 A few recent Bee Blocks that I never posted.

These spiderweb blocks are for Natalie of Beyond the Reef. I've always wanted to try the spider web block. My work is not perfect (sorry to be your guinea pig, Natalie).  Part of my defense is that I was blinded by her amazing choice of fabrics. Lots of Denyse Schmidt, a little Joel Dewberry - and they all looked so cool with that charcoal gray to set them off!  You can see some of the blocks assembled here.
This quilt-as-you-go block is for Erica of Crafty Blossom.  Again, my first time trying a new technique I've been eyeing and admiring for a while now. This is based on Penny's Quilt-as-you-go tutorial, which is great. Erica sent lots of vintage fabrics which also made it very fun.  I even added a small piece of my own vintage fabric find. Can you spot it?
I think every bee block I've done has been a total pleasure.  I've tried blocks that I've had my eye on without having to commit to a whole quilt. And I got to play with other people's cool fabric.  My month is coming up in November. Which means I need to finally decide what I want to do. Clearly I have commitment issues.

PS If you want to see other quilt-as-you-go awesomeness check out Heather at Alamodefabric.


  1. Fun blocks! I love bees - I've missed them this year.

  2. I am making quilts with both of these blocks and am having a lot of fun in the process. Your blocks look so great Amy!

  3. I LOVE your spiderweb blocks..they look great!! xx and congrats on your new quilt pattern! xx

  4. Ohhhh, all of those blocks look amazing! I loving seeing new color combinations!

  5. Your spider web quilt blocks are fun! The quilt as you go quilt-along looks fun. I am still catching up on some other quilt alongs, so I told myself that I can't start any others! Your blocks look great :)

  6. I am at the end of blog hopping to look at the Dresden projects. Can't wait to see yours. Meanwhile I was drawn to this post by the picture of the spiderweb block. I, too, recently made my first spiderweb. It's fun and I would not worry about matching seams one bit. Mine came out amazingly wonky cute and I made a beach bag - tote out of it. I will try to send a pic of that to you. Not sure if I can email a pic from my iPad to a blog. We shall see. Thanks for a cute blog.


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