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