Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bee Blocks

Gee's Bend inspired square in square block for Annabella

I actually made most of these blocks last Sunday, but it has taken me a while to show them off here. The first two are Gee's Bend inspired square in square blocks for Annabella in the Modern Stitching Bee.

Gee's Bend inspired square in square block for Annabella

I put these off until the end of the month. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed cutting curvy lines and sewing together blocks like these.

Modern Maples block for Marci

Marci sent fabrics to make Modern Maples blocks for Always Bee Learning.

Modern Maples block for Marci

These went together fast. Maybe it is a Canadian thing, but I sure want a quilt of these for me too.

Scrappy Low Volume Plus block for Di

Diane asked for these jewel tone and low volume plus blocks. There are no matching seams on these, they go together in no time at all.

Scrappy Low Volume Plus block for Di

I used charm squares from the last low volume swap I was in which made these even easier to make.

Spiderweb block and a quarter for Toni - Always Bee Learning

And this last set of string blocks was for Toni last month in Always Bee Learning. I need to remember to ask for these blocks in a bee one day as I love how they look but cannot see myself ever wanting to make a whole quilt of blocks. They are perfect bee blocks I think. 

I am so loving the fact that I am in just two bees - great bees with wonderful bee mates and one where we use our own fabric and one where we receive fabric in the mail. I think this is just the right balance for me each month.

I have been quilting tonight on the long arm, I hope to show off my progress tomorrow. But I wanted to get a post up tonight. I changed the blog to it's own domain name - shecanquilt.ca - and I am hoping that you can still see it in your readers and on the internet. Do let me know if you experienced some difficulties or unusual stuff.

Best,

Leanne

31 comments:

MariQuilts said...

Lots of fabulous blocks....I can see your blog in my reader as usual, no problems.

Suze said...

All are great - I really like the string quilt.

Catherine said...

Lovely blocks Leanne. I am in two bees too, and as you say, its just the right balance

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

They are all so lovely :) Can I please ask what the fabric is on the first block, second border in from the outside? Thank you!

Canadian Abroad said...

Your blog came up in Bloglovin' with no problems at all despite the domain change. Love the bee blocks, and I find two bees is the right balance for me too. Not sure why cutting down from three made such a difference, but it does.

Gertie Pye said...

Your blocks are great - love the string blocks in particular x

nerospost said...

Hi Leanne! Wonderful blocks! Those curves look exciting and a little bit scary as I haven't tried and don't have any idea how it should be done. x Teje

Helenjean said...

love the spider block, and the maple leaf blocks, have been doing a maple leaf quilt for years.

Patchwork and Play said...

I'm making spiderweb blocks and for some reason I DON'T like them at all! And I don't know how you can get your block to lie flat with those curves! There must be a trick to it! LOL!

Heather J said...

Love the bee blocks. You've given me ideas for using up some of my low volume prints.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I tried to do a soft curve for Annabella and couldn't get them to iron flat....why is that, do you know?

Vera said...

I like the maples the most and your post showed up in bloglovin as usual :-)

Annabella said...

I can't wait to see my blocks Leanne - they are just perfect. I too reduced my bees to just two and it's much more manageable. How did I once cope with 5?

elle said...

I'm a seeing ya! I've been sluffing this week. Time to quit losing time and burst forth into spring! lol

Carla said...

I love all of these. modern maples are fun to sew up. I made one for my son and his wife as a wedding quilt. Perfect for an outdoor Canadian wedding ; ) Enjoy your swaps. Sounds like you do. That first block inspired by Gees bend is stunning!

Debbie said...

Lovely blocks - always feels good to have them done for the month, doesn't it? I still think Toni is so clever having us help with a Christmas quilt! And btw, I would love to hear more about the domain name. I own mine, but am not quite sure what to do with it - I still show up with 'blogspot' in my name...

Tina in Boston said...

Congrats on the new domain name! It came up in Feedly just fine.

Chandra said...

Nice work on those curved square in square blocks!

Lori Landenburger said...

Lovin the blOcks:) no problems viewing the blog from bloglovin on the iPhone.

Katy Cameron said...

Way to churn those blocks out!

heart of charnwood said...

Some fab looking blocks there, I am down to one Bee, and that is just perfect for me at the moment so i don't feel like i'm drowning in blocks every month! Loving your IG progress at the moment :o)

Cindy said...

Oh wow you have lucky bee buddies! I esp love the Gees Bend blocks (great colors) and the spiderweb block. I have two spider web blocks in my near future for our Irish Bee. I can't wait to dive in!

Judith, Belfast said...

Still able to see all your usual loveliness! Jxo

Marci Girl said...

All of them are lovely, but I do so especially love mine! I think I wanted a modern maples quilt so badly because we kinda skip that season here and it never really feels like fall, so this quilt will be a replacement and reminder that it is actually fall!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love all these blocks!

P.S. Your blog is in my Feedly with no problems!

cakath said...

Wonderful blocks Leanne. Especially love the Gee's Bend inspired blocks. No problem receiving your blog.

Sarah Lou said...

Beautiful blocks, I particularly love the first one, your fabric choices make for some really interesting patterns :-)

dutchcomfort said...

Still able to see all your lovely blog posts! Great blocks Leanne!

Little Island Quilting said...

What is better about changing yr blog to its own domain?!

Debra Hamilton said...

Great Blocks. Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

They are all really nice blocks . . . especially like the curves.