Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bee Blocks of Summer

My bee block months are June and August (2 separate bees), and you may remember that I'm having the same blocks made for each month (with inspiration and tutorial by Little Miss Shabby), so I should end up with 24 blocks in all.  The June blocks are starting to arrive, and I'm getting my fabric kits ready to mail for the August blocks.  

I tried to quickly capture my first few arrivals before nightfall, then decided to check the mailbox.  Guess what?  More blocks.  

Blocks in the fading summer light (around 9:00 p.m.)

Bee blocks at dusk.


Either way, I think these blocks are the start of something great.  

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan

25 comments:

  1. Totally agree. This is going to be a superb quilt. Love the colour.

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  2. I think they are fantastic! I love the colors on that darker ground. And they look great on the deck :)!

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  3. Smart to do the same block in both bees! It is a really captivating block, I'll be excited to see this come together.

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  4. I agree Joan, these are great blocks, you'll have a quilt in no time.

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  5. Lovely bocks and lovely colours as well. Should make a fantastic quilt.

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  6. I like the orange added in. it is neat to see the fabric at both times of day.

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  7. I think that you are right! They are beautiful!!

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  8. Wonderful blocks! What a great way to get more blocks, by using the same idea for both bees. I love that tutorial! I am planning to get caught up on my bee blocks this week and send out my kits too.

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  9. I absolutely love these blocks Joan. Really really...

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  10. Great colors. Love the idea. Can't wait to see it completed.

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  11. Every time I see these blocks I think about all those teeny tiny pieces and seams! But the finished blocks are so wonderful that I'm sure I'll give it a go at some point. Love that you have two bees doing them so that you can get so many beautiful blocks back!

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  12. That is going to be one beautiful quilt! I love the grey against the colors...

    Jennifer :)

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  13. They are beautiful!! It's going to be one awesome quilt!

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  14. These are gorgeous, I can't wait to see the quilt! I love what grey does to colors, really makes them vibrant.

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  15. This is going to be a stunning quilt. And smart to do it bee block-style where you get lots of help with all those little teeny pieces! Plus lots of interesting fabric. All those colors just pop against that gray. Love.Love!

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  16. mine should be there soon!

    this is looking amazing!

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  17. Gorgeous blocks...simple yet so effective! Love them!

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  18. I love how these blocks are "framed". I'm doing a simpler version for a quilt for my daughter.

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  19. ooooooh! I think I am going to get to make one of these for you too!!

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  20. Gergeous Joan, I cant wait to try a bee group next year/.

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  21. What fun!!! they look great! nice and crisp and delicious.. yes, I think fabric is just yummy.

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  23. I am really loving gray right now. These blocks are so pretty!

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