Monday, July 16, 2012

{sew} beautiful bee [may+july]

hello, everyone! i hope you all had a wonderful weekend. i spent most of Saturday and part of Sunday playing "catch-up" on a few sewing obligations. today i'm excited to share two of those weekend finishes! both quilt blocks were made for a virtual quilting bee called the {Sew} Beautiful Bee. this quilting bee has some seriously great sewing+blogging talent involved and i'm proud to work with these ladies. 

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this first bee block is for Angela of My Three Sons. she asked each of us to make an Improv Pineapple Log Cabin block using this tutorial from the Modern Quilt Guild -- i highly recommend this tutorial! i'm loving her Hawaiian inspired fabric choices (makes me want a beach!). orange+blue = <3 it's going to be a fabulously modern quilt!

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every time i look at it, i'm finding myself more and more "attached" to this second block. good thing i dropped it off at the post office this morning before i could keep it for myself! Katie of From the Blue Chair asked for a paper pieced star block (of our choosing!) using this great yellow+gray color palate. the block i chose is called the Kansas Dust Storm. you can find the tutorial and templates over at Freshly Pieced

have a great monday!
xo, megan. 

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous job on that Kansas Dust Storm block! It looks great in yellow and gray!

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  2. Wow, I love the orange and blue together! Never would've thought it, but it makes me want to go dig through my stash right now! The blocks are both awesome!

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  3. Both such gorgeous blocks! I can see why you didn't want to part with one =D

    Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop, as well as a new one via Flickr. If you're interested feel free to check them out =D
    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/cheraldines-swap-shop.html
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibescheraldine/sets/72157630591128322/

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  4. Great Blocks, I love the orange and blue too. I have been collecting the tangerines and blues for a personal quilt. thanks for replying to my email about the Buggy Barn Quilts also..

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  5. Beautiful blocks Megan! No wonder why you want the beach, that orange-aqua block looks amazing! Not that you Kansas dust storm block is not gorgeous! :) I really love both of them!

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