Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July 2012

July 2012

There is my July 2012 mosaic. Bee blocks, pattern testing and a pillow swap - and don't forget the hammock and the gazebo where naps and EPP happen from time to time.

Filmstrip block for Karen - Bee a {modern} Swapper

Since I have not shown off the bee blocks yet, I will do that now. This is a filmstrip block for Karen in Bee a {modern} Swapper. The pictures are from Summersville with some black Quilters Linen.

Filmstrip block for Karen - Bee a {modern} Swapper

This is the other film strip block. These fabrics are Children at Play and a bit more Summersville. I like the skinnier borders better, especially with these delicate pictures.

Free Bee for Stacey

This block is for Stacey in the Free Bee. She asked for blocks inspired by Rosie Lee Tompkins. This block had me worried but it was far more fun to make than I expected. Apparently it does not turn into a busy mess which was what I expected I would manage. Also, it has a substantial weight, with all those seams and all.

Hexies for Kristina

That is my first hexie blob for Megan in Always Bee Learning. I think she is working on a full bed size quilt in 1" hexies. I will be making some hexies for myself soon, I now know why they are so popular.

Block for Kristina - Always Bee Learning Bee

That is Megan's block for Always Bee Learning. I love that flower print in the middle.

I should also mention that I failed to produce a block for Debbie in the Modern Blocks Bee. I was piecing it and my iron spit on one of the pieces for which there was no extra. Close examination revealed a stain that persisted after dumping water on it so I sent her back all the bits. She has graciously agreed to fix it and is not the slightest bit annoyed at me.

Sometimes you mess up, luckily quilting bees are filled with quilters who work together and step in to help each other out. The possibility of making a mistake is no reason to avoid all the fun and friendship in the internet quilting bees.

Granny Square Block

August is my month in two bees. I have asked for granny squares in bright colours for my turn in the Modern Stitching Bee. I have asked everyone to sash the blocks so the quilt should come together quickly when I get to it. I have serious granny square envy and I am hopeful that I will soon have a beautiful granny square quilt of my own.

Free Bee - example block for my month

August is also my month in the Free Bee. That is my example block. I have asked for a focus bit of improv in any style and colour that people like surrounded by neutrals. I am hoping for a sampler of small improv blocks surrounded by neutrals - which will be a quilt in line with some of the things I have been playing with lately.

Lily's Quilts

As always, for the first of the month I am linking to Fresh Sewing Day over at Lily's Quilts. I hope you will do that too and also head over and explore all the projects you will find linked there.

I am looking forward to the hot August nights and more summer to enjoy, before the busy fall begins.

Best,

Leanne

33 comments:

Janice said...

All of your blocks are so inspiring! I think I just found the block I want to have my bee make! My husband works in film and those filmstrip blocks would be so perfect!

Kristy QP said...

Lovely projects! But I have to say I fell in love with your film strip blocks. What a great way to showcase some of the Summersville prints!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I agree about bees! All your blocks look wonderful, what a great variety. Your mosaic is so calming and beautiful too. I don't think I'd ever stop doing EPP if I had a hammock ;)

Charlotte said...

oooh, your free bee inspiration block is gorgeous - I may have to nick that idea when it's my month in the bee I am in!
You've had a fab July!

Katy Cameron said...

Great makes for the month, and love those film strips. Your granny is going to look fab in that line too!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Great mosaic Leanne and so many inspiring projects!

Sheila said...

As always, a month full of interest.
Love the film strip too.

Kelly said...

Month of gorgeous makes - love those bee blocks.

Patchwork and Play said...

It's always a delight to stop by and see what you have been up to Leanne! The Free Bee blocks are going to be wonderful! And the colours of Megan's block are wonderful- citrus yellow, orange and lime! Fabulous!

Betty said...

Wow Leanne, what beautiful things you make!

Annabella said...

Oh Leanne, when will you produce something just a little that I don`t absolutely love! What a wonderful month - I would happily give a home to everything!

FarahLin said...

Beautiful and inspiring projects! Lovely bee blocks too! =)

Laura Jane said...

Some really lovely makes there Leanne! Im especially loving how your spring carnival is looking!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness look at you buzzing all over the place. Your blocks are just amazing!

Sarah said...

Wonderful work as always!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I honestly love everything you make (as I keep telling you!) and those film strip blocks have got me pondering a new quilt!!

Heather D. said...

Beautiful work Leanne.

Catherine said...

Lots of lovely projects Leanne. I especially love those film strip blocks

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Amazing Leanne! I can't believe how much you've done!! Hope you're still enjoying the island!!

Sarah said...

Such variety and beauty! I too have granny squares envy - love the colours in the one you have pictured.

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful work, Leanne! I especially love the two variations on film strip blocks!

Jennie said...

I love all of the low volume stuff you are working on at the moment (especially that cushion)! It looks like you're having much better weather than us too!

Flying Blind... said...

More stunners x

MariQuilts said...

I can't believe how much you accomplished again this month....beautiful.

Shevvy said...

Love your little bee block with all the neutrals, that will work great.

Di said...

Lots of lovely bee blocks. Di x

Anne said...

Liking the looks of the Free Bee block with the surrounding neutrals. Look forward to seeing how the rest of the blocks turn out.

Nicole said...

Beautiful work as usual, Leanne! Love your improv block!

diane said...

I love, love, love those film strip blocks

Cathy Tomm said...

Great blocks and quilts on the go. I love the free piecing on the blue and yellow block.

Debbie said...

boy you did have a busy month, didn't you, even in spite of the hammock & gazebo! ;-) Love the improv block you've asked for in your bee - that should be really interesting! I really like the film-strip blocks too!

Jenniffier said...

Great work. looks like you have been busy :)

Amira Ameruddin said...

Lovely modern touches! Like it..

I like that rings of colours..