Monday, October 4, 2010

Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee Update

It's been awhile since I finished my Shoofly blocks up for the Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee. I've gotten some lovely blocks back and I wanted to share with you what some of my fellow Bee-mates (Bee Buddies?  Bee Friends?  Bee-nies?) have been up to.

Ok, you caught me.  I was reminded that I've been meaning to do this post for awhile after reading Anissa's update post and then Jessica's update post the other day.  Whatever.  A good idea is a good idea is a great idea.  ;)

I've gotten 4 blocks back so far and I'm adding the one I made for myself in the mix so you can get an idea of what they all look like together.  I'm thinking I'll pick up a white bedsheet and use it to sash in between the blocks so I put a little white space in there for you.  (I'd make wider sashing than that however.)

1. Dresden Plate Block - by Tracey, 2. Wonky Log Cabin Block - by Leslie, 3. Shoofly Block - by me!, 4. Flying Geese Block - by Mel, 5. Tenessee Block - by Brenda
Here they are a little more closeup.  Trust me, they deserve to be seen and appreciated individually.

First up is the Dresden Plate Block by Tracey.  This is one of my all-time favorite quilt blocks . . . I have never attempted one, but I adore the look of them.  Someday I'll try this out myself and make it into a pillow or something.

Dresden Plate Block - by Tracey

Next is a Wonky Log Cabin Block which was made by Leslie.  I really like the wonky look . . . it would be fun to make a wonky sampler sometime . . . wonky log cabins, wonky stars, wonky houses . . . very cute!

Wonky Log Cabin Block - by Leslie

I've shown this one before, but here it is again.  The Shoofly Block I made for my own quilt.

Shoofly Block - by me!

Mel sent in this amazingly done Flying Geese Block.  She mixed it up with some sheets from her own stash which I really love!  I am in awe of her perfect points.

Flying Geese Block - by Mel

And last but certainly not least is the sweet Tenessee Block that Brenda made me.  I love love love the little flowers in the triangles.  Such a sweet feature!

Tenessee Block - by Brenda

The Bee isn't over until Thanksgiving so there's still lots of time left to go before the blocks are "due".  For now, these lovelies are sitting in a little stack in my sewing room waiting for some more playmates.

You ladies are amazing!  And I'm feeling the need for more vintage sheet projects.  ;)

****These blocks were made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track the whole  journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****


Jessica October 4, 2010 at 7:41 PM  

Thanks for the link! I've only gotten my (test) block done so far . . . all the ones you made are gorgeous! As are the ones you've gotten back!

Kathy October 4, 2010 at 10:48 PM  

Those are so cool, what a fun project!

Skooks October 4, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

I had no idea when I got into it how much I would end up loving this project. I am going to be so sad when it's done!

Brenda October 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM  

Thanks for the plug. I can't wait to put the quilt together.

anissa ljanta October 7, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

loveliness skooks...i love the colours of yours, kind of old timey in a modern translation and will go with anything. I am learning alot from all you sensational bee women.

Katherine October 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM  

That Dresden Plate Block really is amazing. It looks like someone who uses an iron made it... As in NOT ME! :-P

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