Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February Bee Blocks

I am cutting it a lot closer than usual here, but I did get my bee blocks finished in time to mail out before March 1!   I actually switched bees within do. Good Stitches and this is my first month in the Haven Circle.  We were asked to make a block with an inspiring word in low volume fabrics.


I chose "create" and decided to try improv piecing for it.  I think it is legible, but it is long! Longer than I planned.  I hope at 24"x 5" it fits in with the other words okay. 


For our second block we were allowed to make a second word or just a traditional 12.5" block.  I chose the sawtooth star since I have really been enjoying making HST with my sizzix die.  I love skipping the trimming step!



Last but not least, these are my blocks for the Sewn Together bee.  February is Rick's month and he is planning to make a quilt for his brother.  I think these fabrics really transport you to a mountain stream.  I am excited to see how it turns out!

I should be back tomorrow with a giveaway!  I got a fun swag bag at Quiltcon, but really don't need most of the stuff in it, so I thought I would share!

xo,  Courtney

3 comments:

  1. All lovely blocks. I'm sure your word is not too long. The quilter will make it work ; )

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  2. lovely blocks! i really like your star. and don't worry about the length at all. i'm planning to do an improv-y layout so i'll find a way to make them all fit together.

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