Monday, August 1, 2011

July Bee Blocks

Megan asked for an x and + block in these Innocent Crush prints and solids. When she assigned this block, I thought, "Oh good, easy and fun!" I guess that thought jinxed me, because for some reason I had issues with this block. Sometimes you just can't predict what's going to cause problems, can you? I've even made this block before! But somehow I cut the dark brown slightly too small, and of course I didn't have enough to re-cut all four pieces. But in the words of Tim Gunn, I made it work. I think. (You'll see that the dark brown piece on top is slightly too short. Hopefully Megan's okay with that.)

Ah, applique. It's really just not my thing. So when Rachel asked for this Bubble block in blues and greens and grays, with circles appliqued to a Kona background, I was a little nervous. I hoped putting it together would change my mind about applique. Nope, it still isn't my thing. But I do love how this block looks.

I'm linking up to Sew Modern Monday. Have a great week!


  1. Excellent work, Lee!
    I'm knee-deep in a twin-size quilt for a friend that has lots of applique. It's torturing me!

  2. So pretty Lee. They look great, even if applique isn't your thing you do it well!

  3. They are both beautiful blocks!

  4. lOL, applique is not my thing either. That's what I love about bees though. Getting to try things in small quantities before committing to a whole project. Love your x block!

  5. that x and + block is one of my new favorites. And it looks great BTW!

  6. the bubble blocks are fantastic! applique is not my thing either...and that's OK. we have other strenghts, right? :)

  7. Love the blocks!! I have a love/hate relationship with applique. I hate doing it, but I LOVE how it turns out! lol! Great job on your bubble appliques! They look so cute!

  8. They look fantastic! I'd love for you to link up over at! And get in on the awesome giveaways!

  9. That bubble block looks awesome! For not enjoying applique, you do a great job.

  10. As I tell my swappers on the HGTV forum... If it isn't any more than 1/8 inch off, it will pass... and I think yours fits the bill. :)

    LOVE the block!


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