Sunday, February 19, 2012

Unscripted Bee Catch-up

I haven't been getting much sewing in since this back to school business robbed me of my life *sob*...yes, I do like to be dramatic....

I have, however, managed to keep up with the Unscripted Bee that Sara and I are hosting. I'm really glad we started this bee since it's the only thing that is allowing me to call myself a quilter, these days!

My month was first and I asked for tilty coin blocks, inspired by a quilt I sew in Block Party. I asked for exceptionally large blocks, in hopes of getting enough to make a queen size quilt (maybe for my sister's Christmas gift, sssh!). The bee members totally delivered - here are a handful of them together - (my youngest daughter is being Vanna) - up on my design wall (built by my husband for my birthday - good man, hey?). It's gonna be a great quilt!

Here are the blocks I've had the joy of making for others:

July was Holly's month. She sent out some awesome Echino prints mixed up with other lovely prints, and some punch bright solids. I made this one:

August was Tara's month. She was making a quilt for her step-daughter and sent out some lovely blues and greens. We were asked to make a block in any size and any shape. I admit I didn't stretch myself much during this one, as school had already gotten a bit hairy by the time I got around to making this! But I loved the colours and it felt SOO good to plop myself down in front of the sewing machine to whip this one up. I'm sure that the quilt is going to be beautiful.

Next up was Sara- she sent out some fun prints and we got to make two log cabins. The blocks are almost all in and holy - they come together nicely! Here are the two I made:

Val came next - she sent out some pretty blues and gave us 'quilter's choice. I had seen this quilt and tried my hand at a block based on it. Mine looks nothing like the one I tried to base it on, but I guess 'inspired' is better than flat our copied, right? ;) Reeeally wished I had squared this off properly before taking a picture, but the light was right, so it had to happen. (I fixed it off before I sent it!). Val is going to combine these bigger blocks with some she got in a 3"X6" swap she participated in. I love that idea!

And finally, Christine's month. She sent us out some amazing BRIGHT prints and asked us to make some improv blocks. She pointed us to Malka's aesthetic, and then let us run wild. I made two.

So happy the Unscripted Bee is keeping me thinking about colour, and putting things together. Thanks ladies!

- Donna


Sara said...

A post! On our blog! I guess I better get my act together and post something sometime in the near future, too!

Wowzers! I love your bee quilt, Donna! I bet your anxious to wrap up that school business so you can get to sewing that up and putting it to use!

Little M is adorable! I thought it was Margo at first, she's grown so much.

Lysa said...

Wow, I can't believe, it's been so long since the Unscripted Bee ended! Thanks so much guys for organizing it! It was my very first one and I had a blast!