Friday, March 30, 2012

My first Bee blocks




I had been curious about Bees for  about six months. I was not sure how they worked or how you found them or if they just found you. I mentioned to Amy that I was interested and being the CAN DO gal that she is, she told me about one the very next day.

I was accepted to join the Bee a {modern} Swapper  group of  hives! The first thing was the pincushion swap {super fun} and now it is actual blocks! I got caught up  in the courthouse steps quilt and then painting and the blocks are due to be mailed before Sat!!!! Eeeek!!!!  I really did not intend to wait so long to start but I did finish in time :o)

My Queen Bee asked for trees and I found this tutorial on Cluck Cluck Sew. It has been bookmarked forever as one of those I must try someday projects. It was fun to go through the scraps and play with the size of the leaves and the colors. I decided on the light blue background. It is from Harmony Arts and is my favorite go to fabric, this color goes with everything!

I used wonder under and then zig zagged the leaves down and on the trunks I used a blanket stitch.  I hope my Queen likes them!!!!  Katy is in love with them so it looks like I will be making some more in the near future :o)




I finished off the day by laying in the hammock just looking up...


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10 comments :

KristyLou said...

Oh, I love that tree. You did a great job! I just joined my first bee this year also. My first block was a tree block too. It was fun!

MB in MI said...

Love the hammock shot!! And your tree/Bee blocks are great!!

Deborah said...

What a fun block! Love it!

Belinda said...

The view from your hammock is breathtaking! The tree you created is running a close second there girlie. Great job!

Quilter Kathy said...

Fun block!
I love the photo of the trees...amazing!

Katy Cameron said...

Love your colourful trees, and so jealous you have a hammock!

Kelly said...

Love your pretty tree blocks xxx

Nicole said...

Those are cute blocks, Kim! And what a perfect way to end the day.

Em said...

Well, after our lovely day today, I went a-hunting for your blog. And I found it! And hey! Those are MY blocks! I love them. Thank you so, so much for the invite today; it was beyond awesome to hang with some other "sewing monsters" -- ha ha!

Watsondstq said...

Oh, I love that tree. You did a great job! I just joined my first bee this year also. My first block was a tree block too. It was fun!

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