Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Finishing up all my July Bee Blocks . . . aka WIP Wednesday 7.27.11

For starting out behind the 8-ball for this month. . I've made it my mission to not fall behind again.  My own projects (which I don't have that much passion for right now) are sitting.  But it doesn't mean that I can't work with other people's fabric to make them some wonderful blocks.

What have I done?  I've made myself (really some other gals) some blocks!

This bee is a shortened time-frame (which feels great) but that means we have two lovely gals to sew for each month.

July - Aqua and Red Bee July - Aqua and Red Bee
These two beauties are what I made up for toerintx.

One of her inspirations is Fairy Face Design's Dresden quilt

I really enjoyed working on these.  Oh the things I learned along the way.  These are way different than "traditional" Dresden plates with the leaves. I might say harder.
The second gal for this bee was the lovely tinkingalong had us make anything we wanted with her yummy aqua and red fabrics.   
July - Aqua and Red Bee July - Aqua and Red Bee
I did this flying geese block but then had enough left over for another block.  Only after I finished the blocks did I read the instructions asking for no wonky.
Sorry beauty.  I must say that I'm not a wonky lover myself but this blocks has enough for me not to feel dizzy.

This month we got to sew for Fairly Mairly
July - Threadheads
She chose a block inspired from Block Party.

July - ThreadheadsJuly - ThreadheadsShe even made an awesome tutorial. After reading this a few times, I had to wrap my head around the freezer paper was just a ruler. . nothing to do with paper-piecing.

WOW.  I so want to keep these.  I love the purple, I love the Joel Dewberry fabrics.  And I'm so interested how she'll put these together.  If you go to this group you can only imagine what the possibilities are for these blocks. 

July - {Sew Bee It}The wonderful Say Yes Juliet {her blog is here} has started off this bee.

July - {Sew Bee It}How grand to make cross blocks for her.  These were fun and OH the creations everyone has made!

I have to say that these are my favorite gals to sew for. I'm biased as I know a few of them personally and I twitter with a few of them.  I am in awe of ALL their talent each and every one of them. And this is only the beginning.

That's what I've being up to.  Go check out my July Bee Block photo set.  There you can get a re-cap of all my creations that I rocked this month.  

I'm adding this blog post the lovely Lee's WIP Wednesday
Go check out the other amazing things happening
around the craft world.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. oooo. I love Fairly Mairly's bee project!

  2. All of your blocks are wonderful! I'm totally jealous of your neat, they-all-match-up points. :)

  3. Looking good! Love the fabric choices!

  4. Ooo! Pretty! I really like the string quilt blocks. They're so perfect!

  5. I really like the aqua & red framed flowers. The wonky one, that you weren't supposed to make. Those sometimes turn out the best.


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