Friday, September 14, 2012

sew & tell v4.2 - a bee finish ~ of sorts

Hi!  This is going to be short and sweet because it's late going up because Blogger was having issues this morning, blah blah blah.

PS - Don't forget to check out my post for the Craft Book Blog Hop - and giveaway info!


It's my month for The Bees Knees Quilting Bee that I joined up this year!  (Such a fun group, I couldn't say no!)

It snuck up on me and I wasn't totally prepared.  But I found a bunch of strips I cut over 3 years ago for a wonky log cabin quilt along.
strips for the wonky log cabin quilt along
It's just a collection of strips cut from some fat quarters and fun fabrics that I had just because I liked them! I made one block and it didn't turn out like I envisioned so I tucked them away.

my 1st one! Finally!

I think it needed some solids to break up the prints.

So anyway, I got them back out and divided them up into sets and cut some Kona snow strips. I'm going to have my friends make me some large string blocks! I think it's going to be great! I also added some darker prints for contrast. We'll see how it goes!

So here's my finish - packages ready to mail! (I'm totally stretching for a real finish this week!)
Can't wait to see some of your finishes!

Linky Rules.  Please follow along for a fun party!
1. Please write the post for sew & tell - or add a blurb mentioning sew & tell to a post written since the last sew & tell.  If you are linking to a post with your own tutorial, please make sure it was a finish from this week and that the completed project is shown first.
2. One linky per person. (please put multiple projects in one post.)
3. Link to your specific post.  (See here for permalink instructions - or email me.)
4. Link back here with a link or a button (HTML on my sidebar).
5. Be sure to visit and leave comments on other's posts!

Please put your (blog)name instead of your project name, it helps us get to know each other better!

6 crafty mcCrafters commented:

JaneB said...

Wow, I adore that first block you put away! This looks like its going to be a great project.

Tessa Marie said...

The best part is you get to re-visit some of those older, awesome fabrics. There are some of my favorites in there and I like them just as much now as I did three years ago!! The quilt is going to be so pretty :)

Heather said...

Those will make some beautiful blocks! I've been spending a lot of time lately cutting my scraps up into strips and pieces. It's fun to revisit those old projects, and makes me want to sew a scrappy quilt -- badly! lol

Rebecca Grace said...

So... I'm so glad you posted that photo of the block that "didn't come out the way you envisioned!" I've felt that way about a couple of projects, but instead of putting them aside I plowed ahead stubbornly determined to finish what I'd started. Dumb, dumb, dumb! With so few hours in a day for creating, why waste them on a project that isn't working out? I've vowed to start mixing in more solids myself, but when I was shopping for fabric yesterday I couldn't bring myself to buy any boring old solids when the prints and batiks were so much more fun! I think I'm going to have to start doing one sample block first before cutting up all the fabric for a whole project from now on, so I can see those opportunities for improvement before I've reached the point of no return! It will be fun to see how your bee blocks come out.

trish said...

Yay! Can't wait to receive your fabrics to sew your bee block up!! :o)
Have a nice weekend. Trish xo

ktquilts said...

Uhm, in my world this is unquestionably a finish!! It is going to be a fun quilt!