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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  1. I love the herringbone block! :0)

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

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

  4. Love the colors in the herringbone block.

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

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

  10. Cool blocks, love that herringbone one

  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.

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

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


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