Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bee Blocks for Charlotte

I've been busy catching up with a lot of things this past week.  I'm slowly ticking things off the list.  One of the big events of the past week has been that I have finally put both of my boys in preschool two times a week.  It's six hours long each day!  The verdict is that they love it and Alexander has been asking if he can go everyday.  I'm thrilled that we have such a great preschool in our town, Everyone who has sent their kids there have only had great things to say about it, so I know that they are truly in good hands.  So that leaves me a few more hours in the week to concentrate on getting things done!!!

This week I finally worked on Charlotte's blocks, which I had been looking forward to making.  She gave us three solids fabrics to work with and requested 12 inch finished blocks with the freedom to make anything as long as there wasn't any applique!  That was fine by me!

I'll have to admit, I buy quite a lot of fabric and I am addicted to quilting tools, but in fact, I do not buy very many quilting books.  I do however love reference books.  The book pictured above, "The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns", by Jinny Beyer, is one of my favorite books for block reference.  I knew I would enjoy diving into this book to search for blocks to make for Charlotte.

The first block I made shown in the top photo is a Nancy Cabot block called Dancing Pinwheels, 1935.  The second block is known as North Carolina by Nancy Page, 1938.


Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love this color combo...thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blocks! Isn't it amazing to look through books of blocks? I've got a huge book of blocks and I've tagged nearly every page with future plans! Someday, right?

Barbara O. said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!
I've got this book, too, and it's fabulous to work with.

Kelly said...

I love the bold colors you've used in these blocks! I've pinned your blocks to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like:

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