Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bees, BOMs BOWs, and Bonus Blocks

1, 2, 3:  Bonus blocks for someone else's special project. Only two blocks were requested, but I made #3 first and I didn't like the value contrast so I made #1 to replace it. I'll send #3 anyway in case she can use it after all.

4, 5, 10: Sew Bee It bee blocks. Due to various scheduling issues, blocks for April/May/June were handed out in May and are due at the July meeting.
     4: Dresden Plate featuring bee fabric
     5: Very tiny Plus blocks
     10: Mosaic slab

6: Piecing Group bee block: hand pieced sashing unit for the recipient's Baltimore Album WIP. Not pressed; we float all the seams in hand piecing and the block's owner will press the seams as she wishes.

7, 8: Blocks for weeks 22 and 21 of Pat Sloan's Solstice Challenge. I'm caught up until block 23 is released later today.

9: May block from The Quilted Fox's First Saturday BOM. This is block 9 of the series. I've made all the main blocks and I have the kits for the alternate blocks, but I'll wait to make them until I see the suggested layout at the end and see if I like it or want to change it up.

Lots of variety! This is what I've been busy sewing lately. What's keeping you busy?

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  1. Lots of variety indeed! It looks like a lot of hand stitched blocks like block 6 will be needed to grow that particular project. The group aspect of it probably helps a lot. I just got up to date in my "bee" and plan to start my on a hand stitching project later today after a bit of administrative behind the scenes work this morning.

  2. So many different blocks but all so cool!

  3. Really fun blocks, and if I hadn't just read that you are giving these blocks away, then I woul have thought that this was a really great sampler quilt in the works.

  4. I am literally salivating over blocks 1, 2, and 3! Special indeed! I also love those little plus blocks! You are busy, busy, busy!

  5. Lots of fun blocks up on your design. Lots of diversity too!

  6. A lovely busy design wall! So many great WiPs, I love blocks #1,2,3!