Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bee Blocks for May

**Note - if you are looking for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Post you will find it here :)

So I got my Bee blocks in the mail yesterday.  A little later than I normally like but hey, it is still in the month so we are all good, right :)

Karen asked for a beach themed orange peel block.  I loved working with these colors, and it was so fun to go through my scraps and pick them all out!!  And it was even more fun to make the block, but I totally love applique so no surprise there :)

Tony sent each member of the bee 4 solids and asked for anything improv or wonky.  Now this gets the creative juices flowing.  I decided on doing a 16 patch block and then slashing and whacking and spinning and sewing.  This is how it turned out.  I love that there is one (brown) square that never got touched.  Kind of fun how that works out :)

And . . .  I have had a few more of my bee blocks come rolling in from my month of the Beejeebers group.

Pat sent me this awesome semi :)  I love that it is hauling chickens and roosters.  I would hate to be following that on the freeway :)  And aren't those wheels just so cool!!

Danny sent me this awesome truck!!  I love the colors (Very Optimums Prime) and the fabric she made the trailer with is so cool.  It has maps on it.  My dad will love it!!!

Jamie Lee sent me this super cute patchwork truck!!  I love the little headlights on the top of the truck as well.  That trucker is probably a bit of a rebel :)

and lastly Colby sent this log hauling truck :)  I so love the fabric that she used for the logs.  It totally looks like they are actually timbers :)  So cool!!

So now I am just waiting on 2 more trucks!!!  Yipppee Skippee!!!  I best get to making that large semi for the center of the quilt :)  Father's Day will be here before I know it :)
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  1. Those truck blocks are so cute. Your dad should be thrilled.

  2. Your blocks are awesome and the truck blocks are amazing!!!

  3. Very cute blocks. Love the truck with the chickens.


  4. Loving all the blocks, especially that orange peel one :o)

  5. The orange peel block looks great..It's inspired me to make one. Such awesome looking Truck blocks! =D

    I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D


  6. What wonderful trucks! I just stopped by to say that I saw your Summer Breeze pattern on the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and fell in love. I'll be purchasing it, and I referenced your pattern and linked to your etsy shop on my blog at http://vesuviusmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/cause-im-stubborn-like-that.html. I am now a fan, and will be following your blog. Cheers!

  7. Glad it arrived and that you like it!

  8. I love the truck with the chickens on, so original and charming.
    This truck & chicken motive will look great on my sons nook cover that I've almost finished.
    My son has just bought a Tracfone LG505C, with triple minutes for life and I really must make a quilted phone cover for the touchscreen because the last phone's screen he scratched so badly falling on gravel. My son loves Giraffes which would look great on the phone cover.

  9. I R a truck driver LOL LOL!! I love the truck blocks!! I have made several truck quilts. Map fabric, route 66, state names, city fabric, all have found there way into my quilts :) I think that your truck block quilt will be fab and I am sure your Father's day present will be a treasure !!

  10. So cute!!! I must join a quilting bee...looks like so much fun! Smiles~Beth

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