Friday, October 2, 2015

October Bee Blocks

Hello everyone, and happy October! I'm running behind on practically everything right now, but I was super happy to get my block fabrics in the mail for you all today! If you're new here, my name is Sherri McConnell, and I blog at A Quilting Life. I'm an avid quilter and fabric lover, and I love the creativity and inspiration that comes with working on projects with other quilters!

So...pictured above are some scrappy blocks I started a couple of years ago. I have a whole bunch more I've been wanting to make, but I just haven't been able to get to them. So what I did was to send you some of my hst's from my Bonnie and Camille fabric hst stash. I also sent a diagram of the block for you to make. There are only 12 hst's included in your packet, so you'll need to make 4 more. 

I've included the 3" x 3" background squares and some B&C squares for the blocks...BUT...I would love it if you could add the 4 B&C squares to your stash and use 4 different Bonnie & Camille fabrics you have on hand. This will add some more to my scrappy mix! If you don't have any Bonnie & Camille fabrics to trade, that's okay...just use what I sent. My only requirement is that you use my background fabric (Moda Bella 9900 97) and Bonnie and Camille prints for the remaining squares.

The half square triangles should be 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (2" finished), and the blocks will be 8 1/2"  x 8 1/2" (8" finished).

Some of the copies I sent were a little light, so I shaded in the print fabric areas where I thought you might not be able to see it well. Just email me if you have any questions.

Finally...I'd love the extra half-square triangles you get if you are willing to send them. I still have six more blocks to make, and it would be super if I could have the four left overs from everyone (use this method to make two half square triangles from each pair of squares).

I look forward to helping all of you created fun projects this year...and a HUGE thank you to Shari for taking over as our Bee Leader...I sure appreciate her organization in getting everything going!

Have a great weekend everyone! 



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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Block for Cynthea

The block was super easy to get done with all the cutting Cynthea did for us! What an awesome job she did and I'm excited to see this all come together.

Hope you all have fun making your chickens!



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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sewing Along and Catching Up

The peak of summer sewing... along!

I had been wanting to make this block up since last summer when Lori 
first did a tutorial for it on her blog!
 I am so glad that Kim
chose it to be her block for the Bees Knees!
However, now that I have made one... it's not enough. I need a
whole quilt of my own!
I host a retreat in the fall... so that might be the perfect time to 
work on this... the "perfect project"!

Nedra has already gotten this block in the mail! I am so 
glad it's done and in her hands now!
It shouldn't take me so long to catch up...
but sometimes it just does.

I was working on another block that I needed to catch up on too...
it is Amy's block.
Unfortunately, I cut something wrong and was at a standstill on it but
yesterday I received a little envelope first aid kit from Amy so now
I can get that one done too!

I am so thankful to be in this group with all of you 
talented women!

I hope all of you have been having a wonderful summer with your 
family and enjoying nature... and all
those fun things summer has to offer.

If I owe you a block... don't worry! I will finish up on my 
"catch-up" blocks this weekend!


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