Tuesday, 9 July 2013

.: July bee blocks :.

It's only the 9th but I've already finished my bee blocks - it's surely a record!  There's no real reason for the super-speediness - though we are getting the inside of the house painted in the next couple of months, so I am trying to work my way through my to-sew list before the house descends into total drop-sheet chaos.

First up - AusModBee blocks for Jess - Basketweave-Braid Stars from a paper-piecing pattern by Nydia of The ADD-Crafter

Jess sent a mix of gorgeous Sweetwater fabrics - Reunion, Hometown and Mama Said Sew.

It's an awesome block isn't it! - Jess' quilt will be gorgeous.  I love all the Sweetwater fabrics, and this block is a great way to include as many as possible.  The chain-piecing seemed to take forever, but once it was done, the blocks came together really quickly.  I really love this block, it's just so effective.  

And now - churn dashes! (I do love a churn dash) - for Rachel in our CARE group of do.GoodStitches.  Rachel had asked for any colour churn dash - though maybe blue, green, orange or pink - and for the background to be neutral.  There are some gorgeous blocks popping up on the CARE do.GoodStitches Flickr page - pop across for a look! 

I am loving orange and pink at the moment, so my colour-choices were pretty easy to make.  And since my blocks were pretty clearly girl-oriented, I figured I'd include some fussy-cut sweetness from Aneela Hoey's Little Apples range for the middle squares.  

I'm so happy to be back sewing and to be working my way through the to-sew list.  Hope your week has been a good one so far.   xoxo cat


  1. Beautiful blocks Cat - I hope to do the ones for Jess soon!

  2. Thanks for making my blocks Catherine, they look fantastic!
    Your churn dash blocks are gorgeous!

  3. Yay for catching up on bee blocks! Good feeling isn't it!

    Your churn dash blocks look so fab!

  4. Love all your blocks. Those first ones are amazing! I need to check out that tutorial. And your churndashes....so cute. Love your fussy cutting!

  5. I love the stars! Is there a tutorial somewhere?

  6. Oops, just saw the link when the page reloaded *facepalm*


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