Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More bee blocks!

For a multitude of reasons, I'll be cutting back on my bee participation over the next few months. But the Beehive won't be one of them, and this is why:

This is Tanya's block. She's making a big quilt for her son, and sent us red solid, some great Prince Charming fabrics in aquas and royals, and each of us got an awesome block print to fussy cut into our blocks. I don't think any of us were prepared for how much fabric is used in these big, improv-pieced blocks (we used Elizabeth's tutorial, and I loved every second of it), so this was as far as I got before I ran out of fabric. Can I just say that this is going to be the coolest quilt ever, and that Tanya's got one very lucky son? My husband saw this hanging on my design wall and has been hinting that he wants one of his own... All in good time! I'd like to finish one for myself one of these days, so I can stop stealing the madman's Man Cave quilt!

And I love my Beehive ladies. Amy is prepping our packages for October, and I am absolutely giddy to work on this one!


Megan said...

Meg! I'm so glad you're back! Hope the weather is cooling off up there! I am loving your chunky improv-pieced blocks. I might have to try a couple of them.

Vesuviusmama said...

Lucky son, indeed! I don't blame the Madman for wanting one, but then, he's being a mite greedy because that Man Cave quilt is awesome and not even a year old yet!