Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Beehive

I've joined my first quilting bee

Here are my first blocks. They are for Mel

She asked for more traditional log cabins and I started with this one. Not so traditional.
Lucky she sent planty of fabric!!

Still not so traditional.

Getting better!

The most recognisable as a log cabin, I think.

I hope she likes them!!

This quilting bee thing is fun but I seem to put lots of pressure on myself to really get the blocks "right". Do you guys have that experience?

Have a great and crafty weekend.

Andi :-)


Michele said...

I likey! They are very artsy and creative. Keep going!

amylouwhosews said...

first off, I LOVE the name of your bee - and the button! It's great!

I love your blocks and am sure she will too. I've found that everyone interprets everything differently and so you get some really unique blocks because of it. And that, I think, is half the fun!

audreypawdrey said...

Congratulations on the new bee! I really like how you blocks turned out. They are wonderful and unique which makes them even more special. We all get nervous I think with quilting bees, but it is much fun!

Red Pepper Quilts - Rita Hodge said...

I definitely feel that pressure too when swapping blocks! Your log-cabinish block are great though, they have a lot of added detail, which thereby adds interest and movement. Love them all! Together they look fantastic.


Lurline said...

I think they are wonderful - am sure Mel will love them!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Yes, I feel the pressure when making for someone else. These look great though Andi, I love the red peeking out of the black and grey and white. Lovely xo

Holly said...

Those are some very cool blocks! I'm sure she'll love them.

I've just joined my first quilting bee too and boy, I totally get what you're saying! I think there's more pressure because with regular swaps, the thing you're swapping is usually a gift, but this is going to become part of a quilt that will actually be used! So there's pressure for sure. I'm feeling extra pressure in mine right now because I'm so far behind and I feel horrible - but that's my fault, not the bee's!

Holly xx

Marit said...

I love your blocks, and the little owls in there are so cute.... It sounds like a lot of fun to be doing these quilting bees. You can get a good diversity based on a block or a particular fabric. Unless you know somebody really well, it is not easy to know if they will like what you make. Sometimes it takes a bit of getting to know a new pattern before you like it too. I have just joined a bee and made my first blocks for somebody. I understand the pressure you are taking about, wanting them to be happy with the result. It is a great way of trying something new, without having to make a complete quilt!

One Flew Over said...

You have made some gorgeous blocks for Mel...I'm sure she will LOVE them x

Janet said...

I love them, I think you've done great. I understand what you mean though.

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

i'd be happy with those blocks!! nice job!

Bethany said...

I just joined my first quilting bee too and just got my fabric a couple of days ago. I haven't started on my blocks yet because I have been researching what she likes and wants!

beth said...

Yes it is more stressful....but fun too. and I love your blocks. Just bought some Japanese fabric. Maybe I'll use like this!

Mel said...

can't-type-drool-on-keyboard ..... ;)

Ummmm you like TOTALLY ROCK Andi! Love those squares to death! And four? FOUR! Your too kind! Thank you so so much x