Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend and Bee Blocks all done!

   I am already reflecting on those who served this country with Honor, for our freedoms, do we realize just how many we have? All the generations before who have brought us along this far, so far.  I look at my wedding photos from 24 years ago and am amazed at how many of our guests are now the guests of our Almighty God and precious Savior.

I am also Thankful for having an extra day off, to be able to create with fabric which I truely enjoy with my whole heart. I just finished up all of my bee blocks for May. Some of them had me intimidated, but I completed them and passed the test with flying colors and some of them I enjoyed so much, thinking I would never do them on my own pushed me to where I really enjoyed making these and am now contemplating completely changing one of the wedding quilts i have planned for October.

Another wedding has popped up as well, so I am having some bee buddies from the Simply Solids Viridian group help me make some blocks for their quilt as well. It is called a Patchwork Chevron Quilt, it is a pattern from the Moda Bake shop, here are my sample blocks. It went together real easy and I think it will look great! I get to be the Mama Bee for June. Colors the couple like are Aqua/turquoise, orange and I thought Grey would be a nice compliment.

Example blocks for the Simply Solids Bee Viridian group for June.

This is the block for Jenniffier from the Sunday Morning Quilts Bee for May. I accidentally only made it 3x3 blocks, but luckily caught myself before I mailed it out and realized I was supposed to make it 4x4 blocks. It is for a young boy who has had a traumatic event almost 2 months ago and is still hospitalized so I fussy cut the centers to crate an I-Spy effect as requested.

This is for my Secret Pal at the Fabric Basket Swap. I don't know who has me and she doesn't know I have her!! I am also packing it with goodies, I am still thinking and adding. It is supposed to be sent out between June 1-5. I have never made one like this before and it also was soo fun. The hardest part was picking out the fabrics. I am a lipstick diva and thought this was soo cute, she said she also likes funky fabrics. So I pulled colors from it for the rest and then the bottom and handles are natural linen.

This is currently one of my favorites. I made a modern dresden plate for Brandy in the Bee Sew Modern Bee for May. I am very happy with it, I hope she is too! This block wants to make me switch my choice for my brother's wedding quilt. I am still contemplating it. It would be the 3rd time I change my mind.

This is for Anna from the Sew Modern Bee for May. I also love how this came out. All fabrics from my stash. I love this bee as it is a stash busting bee.

I also am the Bee Mama for the month of June for the Sunday Morning quilts bee. It is difficult as I really like alot of the quilts in the book and we have made alot of blocks for others that I will probably have people repeat a block we have already made. Any suggestions? I will be all ears, I have a few days yet till I have to decide.  Enjoy the weekend!

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