Wednesday, 5 November 2014

LBQB Second Quarter Finishes

The Little Blogs Quilting Bee is well into its third quarter so I thought I would post a photo or two of the second quarter blocks I have made.

These are the blocks requested by Heidi (June), Claire (July) and Natalie (August).  

For Heidi we made a friendship star block. We were given a variety of options with this one and she linked to this tutorial from Delaware Quilts which gives measurements for lots of different sizes. We all made a 12.5" block but they were quite a few versions. You can see some of them on Heidi's Instagram feed.

I opted for 4 individual friendship stars and I snuck in a H for Heidi and a Bee! This was my resulting star: again made from the Curiosities range of fabric by Nancy Halvorsen.

Claire provided a colour scheme (bright pinks, purples or aqua blue with low volume for the background) for her single wedding ring block. All her instructions for the block are on her blog. It was one of my first adventures for a while with low volume prints too, I think it worked well!

Natalie said she would like a 'ric rac' block and her instructions came from Issue 10 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. I've made these chevron blocks before and they are really effective! Her colour choice was red on white (which I think was a white on white print) here's the result:

I am looking forward to seeing how all these blocks look when they are put together ... and Heidi's friendship star gets the trophy this quarter for being the most fun! Here you are Heidi:  

LBQB Trophy Quarter 2 is awarded to Heidi.

I'm still having fun adding into the packages some of my own goodies and trying to choose something to include that I think the Queen bee for the month might like. Among other stuff I sent a cactus pin cushion to Heidi, which I think I blogged about before, and Natalie really loved the pot mitts so perhaps I should do a tutorial?

With the third quarter well underway and my October block wending it's way as I type, I suggest you check out some of these little blogs and see what we've been up to!