Friday, February 26, 2010

Bee Blocks for Elizabeth

Elizabeth of Oh Fransson! had the month of February for the BEE-autiful VQB and she posted this fabulous tutorial for us to follow. As you can see she supplied us with some Valentine-y solids and prints... do check out her blog to see how cute the little baggies of fabric were! It was a really fun package to get in the mail, to be sure! Elizabeth requested rectangle blocks between 8" and 15" in size.

After sewing sets of 4 strips together, chopping those into 3 pieces, and sewing chunks of 3 together... here's how my cutting table looked:

Out of those fifteen mini-chunks I puzzle-pieced together 3 larger blocks. Yes, some straightening of edges had to be done to make them all fit... and here's the largest one that measures about 12.5" x 13.5"

The next two were each about 9" x 13.5".

This piecing method was completely new to me and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. It was quite time consuming as I probably spent about 6 hours from start to finish making them... but dang did it make for some cool blocks! Elizabeth, I hope these blocks suit you~


Stephanie said...

Very interesting. Love the unique shapes. I'm going to have to bookmark her tutorial.

Leslie said...

this is pretty. i love how it looks, and the colors are just great

Sarah said...

I really liked this when I saw it on her blog. These look great. How lucky are you to be in a group with her?!

Chels said...

YOU inspire me. I love the mis-matched look of this... Love your work. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Alison said...

Oh Cristin,
I just love this!!!!
I have to try this.

Monica said...

cool blocks indeed!!

must try this.

Robin Hill Quilts said...

Hi Kristin!
Your posts are beautiful~I love your pretty wonky quilt~ And your blue blanket is exquisite! What a lucky little man~ Best of luck to you both with your new little baby coming this month~how exciting!

Melanie said...

Now I'm going to have to try this technique too! Your work is so pretty!