Wednesday, March 3, 2010

bee block.

Since signing up for two virtual quilting bees I now have
a new reason to look forward to the beginning of each month!

Two little packages came this week.
Maybe I should have signed up for more bees....??
I love getting little packages!
Especially ones that are filled with fun fabric!!


I wanted to sign up for more, but decided I better see if I could
keep up with two bees first!
This quilt block is going back to Ruth
She asked for a 12.5" block.
For guidelines on How to make the block...she said,
"The sky's the limit!"
"do anything"
and,
"do something that maybe you haven't done before".



I decided to make some waves,
So that those jelly fish and mermaids
would have a place to swim!


I overlapped the first two pieces a little bit
then used my handy dandy
rotary cutter and cut
a very gentle wavy line!



They match!
Sew those two together and then
keep adding waves!


I especially like the way the very simple
embroidery stitches add dimension
to the waves!

I'm now thinking about making waves around
a four patch.
Do you think that will work??
We'll see.


4 comments:

  1. Great waves......how do you press those waves? Aren't Ruth's fabrics great!!
    xo

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  2. shelly - I press the waves by laying the block on my ironing board right side up. The seams go where they are most "comfortable". :)

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  3. Look at you being all creative and improvisational! Your block will be fabulous!

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