Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Herringbone and Monochromatic to finish out 2012

So it's more bee blocks today.  I can't believe that this marks the end of another year in bees.  I just love being part of them.  They provide opportunities to stretch your skills, be imaginative, and most importantly, make new friends.  So with the finish of these 2 blocks it's done with 2012 and looking forward to 2013.

For Joelle I made this fun Broken Herringbone Block using this tutorial.  This was a little tricky when we started building the block, but once you got going it made a lot more sense and went a lot quicker.  And don't you just love these happy prints!!  This is such a beautiful pattern and will make a stunning quilt!!


My second bee block is for Lisa.  She asked for anything with a ROYGBV theme.  I love rainbows!!!  So for starters I am making improv (or crazy patch, or making fabric, whatever you want to call it) monochromatic blocks which I will then piece into a basic star block design.  I am toying with the idea of making a little tutorial on how I make this block.  Are you interested??


And since it is Wednesday, why not add my little list to help me keep track :)  I am so excited to have 2 quilts in the finish stage.  Simply by Design I will show tomorrow (yippee for a new reveal) and Super Shabby Spin was mailed of yesterday to be published in a magazine.  So I can't show it until next spring.


So here's the rundown for the rest of the year :)  

Designing Stage

  • Circle Meets Square Quilt - This is getting pushed to 2013 for sure
  • Scrunchy Stripes - I think I might still be able to get this one done this year.
Piecing Stage
  • Jessi and Me Quilt 
  • Bee Block for Lisa
Quilting Stage
  • Solids Quilt for Free Motion
Completed Stage
  • Simply by Design
  • Super Shabby Spin
  • Joelle Bee Block

And here is what is on the list already for 2013 :)
  • Starburst Quilt-A-Long
  • Hugs Before Kisses
  • Read with Me
  • Ring Around




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17 comments:

  1. I love the herringbone block! :0)

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  2. I am going to have to try that herringbone block! I love your color selection.
    Stefanie

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  3. lol. I'm thinking ROYGBV?? What is that?? Good old Google, bails me out every time. That Herringbone block is super!

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  4. Love the colors in the herringbone block.

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  5. Love the colors and pattern of the herringbone block. Very striking and oh so pretty.

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  6. Yay! Thanks for trying out the herringbone tutorial! Your block looks so festive and happy, I love it!

    Also, I'd love a tutorial for how you made your red block. It looks really cool!

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  7. I am looking forward to the quilt a long! And always up for tutorials :-) The herringbone block is splendid and now I want to do a whole quilt in them!

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  8. Wow, that is a clever block. Looks tricky but I'm sure it would have a little routine to make it easier once you get going. I love those fabrics! What are they! I recognise one but can't name it! arghhhh... Anyway I love it all the same. Well done on both blocks!

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  9. I think a tutorial would be great! I Can't wait

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  10. Cool blocks, love that herringbone one

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  11. Congratulations on being published in a magazine--quite an achievement! Fun to see all your Bee blocks and to know how satisfying it is for you to participate. Those bee-ers should be thrilled to receive such fun blocks.

    Thanks for stopping by Freshly Pieced today and posting your WIP link.
    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  12. Great herringbone block! I've seen that pattern as a full quilt, but never just as a block.

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  13. The herringbone block looks neat - interested to see how the whole quilt will turn out :)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa