Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beautiful Blocks and I did my homework

4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee - for Jess
This block is called Three Wishes and it was designed by Jamie Moilanen. It is at page 186 of the Modern Blocks book. I am making these for this quarter of the 4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee. I need to make 6 blocks, one for each of my hive mates and one for me. Even though I have had two months to do them, I am, of course, finishing up close to the due date - I still have 4 more to make.

4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee - for Nikki

This block is so fun to make, but you already know I am a huge fan of wonky stars. In this bee my 5 bee mates give me their colours and I use my fabrics to make any block I want. I think I want to make a whole quilt of these blocks, they are so fun.

Pogo Stick - for Krista, Modern Blocks Bee

That block is called Pogo Stick and was designed by Jessica Brown. The pattern is at page 142 of the Modern Blocks book. I made it for Krista as part of the Modern Blocks Bee. This block has the cleverest construction which keeps everything lined up perfectly. I see a whole quilt of these in my future.

Pinball Machine - for Krista, Modern Blocks Bee

Krista sent us a piece of black and of aqua fabric and asked us to make any two blocks in the book. This one is called Pinball Machine, and it is also by Jessica Brown at page 136 of the Modern Blocks book. Both of these patterns were perfect for a dramatic two colour look.

Converging Corners Blocks for Tracey, Aqua and Orange bee

Those two blocks are Converging Corners Blocks for  Tracey in the Aqua and Orange Bee. The tutorial by Ashley from Film in the Fridge is here. These blocks are meant to create a wonderful pattern as the corners line up, and you can see that developing already with just 2 blocks.

Fussy Cut Scrappy Square - For Kathryn, Bee a {modern} Swapper

These last two blocks are Fussy Cut Scrappy Squares and the tutorial Reil prepared to make them is over at The Q and the U here. These two blocks are for Kathryn as part of the Bee a {modern} Swapper Bee. She is making a quilt for her 6 year old niece and asked that the corner squares be pink. I am hoping that these are not too pink for her.

Fussy Cut Scrappy Square - For Kathryn, Bee a {modern} Swapper

By the way, we are doing a potholder swap in this bee for April and anyone can join for just that swap. If you want to join in, go here - the sign ups are open until March 28.

And the internet has assigned homework! I have been tagged twice to answer questions, once by Susan at Canadian Abroad and once by Sarah at Narcoleptic in the Cupboard.

Susan's questions:

1. Favourite childhood cartoon:  Peanuts

2. Favourite restaurant in the world:  Bullocks in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The best freshly battered fish and chips you will ever eat.

3. If you could buy any fabric bundle (someone else is paying): There are too many I want, likely I would settle for another box of Oakshotts.

4. What is your favourite quilt made by someone else? Are you nuts, there is no way I could pick between all the wonderful quilts of all my friends.

5. What beach would I recommend? Long Beach at Tofino, British Columbia, Canada. Ten miles of white sand, you can walk all day and see almost no one, it is on the western edge of Canada on the Pacific Ocean. You need a wet suit to swim, however, the water is cold even in the summer.

6. Where to have the dream sewing retreat? Let's go to Annabella's in Morocco.

7. First sign of spring? The days get longer, the sun is still out after dinner, after about March 21.

8. Favourite smell? Cinnamon

9. Favourite wine? White, followed by red, then pink, and then bubbly, they are all nice.

10. Sewing task I like least? Ripping out mistakes, followed closely by cutting fabric.

11. Desert and a recipe? Nope, I am on a diet, shaping up for the trip to London - apples are ok.

Sarah's questions:

1. Who did you blame for your last public fart? I am a mom, moms never fart.

2. Favourite TV theme tune and why? I so seldom watch TV anymore I am skipping this one.

3. What is on my 15 mix tape? Don't have one but I often listen to rock.

4. Roller boots or roller blades? I have tried both, I like roller skates (boots) the best.

5. Cushions and pillows? In Canada a pillow is a fluffy soft thing you might put your head on or that you might sit on, they are interchangeable. So a cushion is a pillow and a pillow is a cushion. Time for a nap now.

6. Who is my Dr. (who)? I don't have one, my son is urging me to watch all the old shows to catch up to him. Maybe this summer.

7. If I had ruby red slippers and clicked my heels where would I end up? Who knows, I would love to end up in an exciting city.

8. What fragrance is my fabric softener? Don't use one.

9. Bananas - young or old, etc.? None, I am deathly allergic. Almost no one is, but I did work with someone who also was allergic to bananas once.

10. Why is a raven like a writing desk? Is this some kind of Poe reference or maybe to Howl or some such cool poem. I don't know, you have stumped me.

11. What is the last thing that grossed you out? Again, I am a mom, nothing grosses me out. Especially since I have boys, if I let on otherwise my days would be torture.

So, now I am finished my homework and exhausted. If any of you want to be tagged, consider it done, and answer any of Susan or Sarah's questions. If you let me know, I will add you and a link to you to this post.

I am off to make more of those Three Wishes blocks, maybe also to have a nap. Enjoy your Saturday.




Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Those blocks are ALL completely wonderful! Wow!

Great answers too x

Marian-Lady Face said...

So pretty! These blocks are all gorgeous, you have lucky bee members to be receiving these lovelies!

Deb said...

Such lovely blocks. The blue and aqua is stunning.I love the Modern Blocks book and am in a couple of bees using it too.

Canadian Abroad said...

Oh bless, you answered my questions. Thanks! I'm off to buy some apples for whe you are here. ;-)

Mrs.Pickles said...

WOW lovely work

Annabella said...

I don`t remember seeing that first block in the book - will have to go and take a look. Beautiful work and fun answers - I may have to copy your idea of just answering the questions - I haven`t the energy to do much more.

Annabella said...

Duh - meant to say - yes, yes, come to Marrakech!! It`s only 3 hours from London - pop over when you are over for the FQ Retreat!

MariQuilts said...

Yikes are making me tired just seeing what you've all got done, the blocks are amazing by the way. Plus homework, wow!! And you are still planning on going to exciting.

Debbie said...

What great blocks! Love that converging one. And wow you got tagged with some interesting questions indeed!

Susan said...

You must be exhausted! tag and sewing! the blocks are lovely! I might have to check out that pot holder swap! I've never done any one of those!

Judith, Belfast said...

Great answers L! And I think you may have just helped me decide on Bee Blessed's next block for April - love those converging corners! The other blocks are fab too! Isn't it a great book? Love seeing the blocks done in different fabrics. Jxo

Rhonda the Rambler said...

Great blocks...your piecing always seems so precise!

I must have missed the memo that moms aren't supposed to fart!!! LOL

Teje Karjalainen said...

Lots of beautiful blocks, fabrics and colours! I love the first one - for me that is new!
x Teje

Kritta22 said...

You are a busy chick!!!

I love my blocks! They are just perfect! Thank you!

rachael {imagine gnats} said...

your blocks look fab! and i particularly like the pinball one... it was one of the inspirations for the orange mini i made.

Amy said...

Lovely blocks - I especially like the converging corners one.

I'm not going to answer all the questions, but my response to "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" (from Alice in Wonderland) would be, they both have spindly legs.

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the blocks, and I too am deathly allergic to bananas!!! And kiwi fruit. They're related by cell structure, so if you ever find yourself feeling a bit funky after eating them, that'll be why... Oh, and latex is in there too. Don't eat that either ;o)

Sarah said...

Amazing blocks sweetie, really. I love them alllll. Thank you for answering my questions too ;-) x

Francine said...

Hey Leanne! Did you have any trouble with the corners of your 3 wishes block? thanks