Monday, May 31, 2010

Blocks for Ruth

I finally got these done for Ruth. I was a bit worried about making them, until I realized that "Drunk Love in a Log Cabin" is another way to say wonky log cabin. That I understand. So anyway, here they are. I am putting them in the mail Tuesday. Ruth, sorry they're a few days late.

Happy Memorial Day!

Hi ladies! Hope you're enjoying your long weekend. Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day of May and soon you'll be receiving Kellie's fabric. Please let me know when you anticipate being done with blocks for me (if you haven't already sent them or let me know)!

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Blocks for Ruth & June Blocks on the Way

Here are Ruth's blocks. They'll need squaring up...I only trimmed off the rough stuff. These were really fun to make and I can definitely see a quilt like this in my future!

I've also mailed out the June packages to you(all but one that I missed and will send out Tues.) The instructions are in with the packages and on Flickr.

I have decided to go ahead w/the two different blocks. Some of you will be making 12.5" Strippy Circles and some of you will be making Wonky Log Cabins in various sizes. I'll be adding white to the log cabins to size them up to 12.5 later. Expect to see lots of weird and random scraps as they are mostly apron leftovers. I hope you'll enjoy making what I've sent!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ideas for June Blocks

Hi Ladies, Kellie here...I'm the June Queen Bee. I think I've finally settled on an idea for my month. I've gone back and forth on this soooo many times! What I really wanted to do was something like our current Queen, Ruth, is doing. However, that would involve me running out buying fabric this week and right now, that's not really an option.

So, I'm going to go scrappy!

I'm thinking I'd like two blocks. This scrappy circle, and a variation on one of my favorite blocks, the wonky log cabin.

Rather than asking each of you to make two different blocks, I was thinking of randomly selecting six of you to do one or the other. What do you think? Is that within the rules? If not, I'll settle on one block and make up the others. Either way, I'm good!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

For Ruth

These fabrics are so lovely together. I had a hard time getting the colors to look right when photographing. (The second photo is much more accurate than the first.)

These blocks were fun to put together!

I can't wait to see all of the color combos together. This quilt is going to be great!

For Shelly

I just realized I haven't posted my blocks for Shelly here. Oops!

My first block came together quickly & easily. I don't know what happened with the second block but I just could not get my seams to line up properly. I had to wield the seam ripper a few times before saying, enough is enough.

When all is said & done I think they came out great! Looking forward to seeing them all together!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Two "April" Blocks for Shelly

Sorry these are late but here they are mailed off today!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

May blocks for Ruth

The block on the left is 10.5" square and the one on the right it 9.75" square. I added a couple of my own fabrics to the mix. Hope you like them!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More Blocks for Shelly

These are on the way, Shelly! I adore this block and your fabric choices!! What line(s) are these fabrics from?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

April blocks for Shelly

This post is late, but Shelly should have received my package on Friday (I hope!).

They went together surprisingly quickly.

May blocks

Hi ladies! I'm sending out my fabric and instructions tomorrow. Keep your eyes on the mailbox! Here are the instructions (which are also in our Flickr discussion and in your envelopes):

For this month, I’d like you all to make improv log cabin style blocks based on Denyse Schmidt’s classic quilt, “Drunk Love in a Log Cabin.” You can view the original quilt in the previous post. A number of other quilting bees have made blocks inspired by this design so I’ve posted an inspiration mosaic in our Flickr group and our blog.

I’m using a rainbow of colors and have six different color schemes. The design for this is pretty open – please use the original Denyse Schmidt blocks to inspire you but don’t feel the need to replicate them exactly. Please make two blocks, ranging from 9.5” to 12.5” (though if you don’t want to square them up, I’d be happy to do so once I receive them). You may use coordinating prints from your own stash – small prints only please, and keeping with the appropriate color scheme of the fabrics that you receive. This is meant to be fun and individualized – I’m looking forward to having a piece of you all in my quilt!

Feel free to keep any scraps or send them back – it’s up to you.

Inspiration mosaic from Flickr: