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Saturday, 1 September 2012

My September Bee Block(s) - Yes, There's Two Of Them!

September Bee Block time!

My September Queen Bee is Nicole and she's asked us to make one or two modern sampler blocks of our choice in red and white with just a very small bit of cheddar yellow, here's her instructions.



Now's the time to check out all those images I've put on my Pinterest Quilty - Block Inspiration board - keep adding things to my boards and hardly ever do anything with them!  I chose two blocks which I then adapted slightly to incorporate the Cheddar Yellow fabric:

Block 1 (original block tutorial:  

Block 2 (original block tutorial: X Marks The Spot block from SewCraftyJess)

I straightened up the half square triangles using a Bloc-Loc - they're amazing.  If you've never used one then be sure to check out my tutorial.

So another great fun month and again I'm sure the finished quilt will look amazing.  I've posted the blocks to the NYC Mod Guild Blog and you can take a look here.



And you can click this link to see all of my NYC Mod Quilt Guild Bee Blocks and Challenge Blocks/Quilts.





 
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20 comments:

  1. I love the little snippets of orange you used!!

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    1. At first I wasn't sure that I liked that fabric but it really makes the blocks sing - they'd be quite flat without it :)

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  2. Your blocks look great! I 'm sure she'll love them. =)

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    1. Thanks Farah - Nicole has seen them now on the NYC Metro Mod Guild blog and does indeed like them! :)

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  3. Those blocks are great, very colorful. I'm sure she will love them.

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    1. As always with my Bee Blocks, I end up wanting to keep them for myself! :)

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  4. Pretty blocks - well done! I've never joined a bee - now I'm intrigued!

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    1. So worth it Cynthia. I love everything about being in a Bee: from anticipating the fabric arriving; opening the package; touching the sent fabric; reading what's required; planning the block; panicking about cutting someone else's fabric; worrying that I'll mess it all up; making the block; posting the package back; wondering if Queen Bee will approve; blogging about it; getting the Queen Bee's feedback; checking out what everyone else has made; and eventually seeing the finished quilt.

      Phew, I'm tired now just reading that list - but it's so much fun and you get to use fabrics/colours you wouldn't ever choose for yourself and it challenges you to try new methods and block designs.

      If you get the chance I'd recommend you give it a go :)

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    2. OK, you may have convinced me! Glad I clicked back on this link through the Monday linkup... otherwise I wouldn't have seen your reply!

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    3. You've convinced me too Cynthia. I love seeing comments and replies on blogs so I've been using that method of communication rather than email (as blogger doesn't seem to provide a way of doing both simultaneously :( ).

      I've been thinking this over for quite a while and, as I don't have that many comments to reply to, I'm going to start copying my blog post responses into an email and sending them off that way as well - to cover both options!

      We'll see how it goes :)

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  5. Great blocks Chrissie, must check out the Bloc-Loc too it sounds like it could be a real timesaver!

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    1. I love it so much have it in every size available. Couldn't live with those and my June Tailor Shape Cut Ruler - if you haven't seen one of those in use I recommend you check out the tutorial I've done on using that as well!

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  6. Love your blocks!! They look great. I love the modern look!

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    1. Thanks Rosemary - love the colours even though I wasn't sure about the cheddar yellow at all at the start when I received the fabrics in the post :)

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  7. I just love love love that first one! It's so great, and I'm also really inspired by this month's block. I'll post mine soon!

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  8. Your blocks are so bright and modern, love them!

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  9. Lovely blocks Chrissie! Now I'll have to go to Pinterest to follow you :))

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    1. I didn't know you're on Pinterest Kati - I can't find you so add me as a friend :)

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