Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bee happy

Quilting bee blocks make me happy. Happy cause I am doing them. Happy cause it is always a surprise as to what fabrics I'll get to work with. And happy cause I only have to make one block instead of 56.





Sarah wanted a rainbow log cabin. I kept repeating Roy G. Biv in my head while I made it. I even made up a little song. A jingle if you will. And, no, I will not share it with you because it is super dorky.



Amy wanted vintage bed sheet scraps to be made into a picnic quilt. She also wanted a black bird on each block. Viola! I opted against embroidering little black ants marching across the block. I figured that would be cute in theory but not so cute when actually on a picnic.

-dana

19 comments:

Andrea said...

What a fun bed sheet scrappy block! Have to agree about the ants...although maybe the little black bird would swoop in and save the day, picnicing on ants!

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Sarah Pead said...

Quilting Bees make me so absolutely happy. I love that I am guaranteed one project every month. It keeps me going in the sewing world! Thanks again for inviting me to be a part of A Notion or Two. It has been so wonderful and a true blessing!

amylouwho said...

Ditto what Sarah said! I'm having so much fun!

Michaela said...

These blocks are so fun! I love the owl, I think the ants would be awesome too.
So how this little song goes Dana?

Amy said...

I'm loving being in a quilting bee too! It's gotten me in quilt mode, I've actually already started 6 scrappy patchwork quilts for my family for Christmas already! And I have plans for quilts for my girls and for my bed! My husband thinks I'm crazy, he may be a tiny bit right!

I got my square in the mail a few days ago, and I love it!

Amy said...

Beautiful!!!

Elissa said...

rats. i didn't win.... lovin the blocks though! i think i have some of those sheets :-) and now i SOO want a picnic quilt with blank ants on it......

sarah said...

I would really like to hear the song. Just saying!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your blocks! I love making just one too - it allows me to experiment and improvise more :) those gnomes are cute!

Jessica said...

Those are beautiful, I love the colors. :)

Mrs. V said...

wow, it is good to see you out of the grasp of Facebook, did you hear about the guy who stole a laptop...just to check his Facebook. He is probably in jail and not able to check his Facebook....poor guy.

I don't understand all this quilt stuff....I'm not addicted to it but I do see how you and many others are caught in the beautiful grasp of sewing scaps together. I have a project of my own to do....my mother-in-law's scapes.....you know (how I loved her).....but all I can do is watch you work like a worker bee, worker ant...it is beautiful to see. Maybe someday, if I am lucky, I will be there, too.
hugs from GA
Yvonne

Simply This and That said...

What a crack up! You totally need to go over to my etsy shop just for giggles. That larger floral print sheet. I have it for sale in my shop! LOL. My camera was not cooperating and the color of the photo I took is horrible. But as soon as I saw your ADORABLE! block, I knew it was my sheet! And that owl is SO cute!

Lisa said...

Oh, I love those. I just joined my first bee and I think I'm going to ask for squares for a picnic blanket. Or a camping blanket.

Cloudberry Creations said...

AWESOME project. Honestly, I can't remember how I found you but I'm glad I did. I've even added you to my blogroll since I'm new to this blogging thing.

Terri said...

Great blocks - I love the colors. They both look like spring to me.

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Em said...

Dana - I love the rainbow block, and the little black bird is genius! I love both of them - It really makes me want to get my sewing room cleaned up so I can get in there again and do some stitching!

Deb said...

Oh I really want to see ants now!! I'm going to make picnic rugs for EVERYBODY for Christmas this year and do some serious stash busting in the processs. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of ants!

Deb (still laughing!)