Wednesday, 26 September 2012

WIP Wednesday - bee block catchup

After months of being behind on my bee blocks, I have finally caught up - and it's not even the very end of September! This is seriously amazing for me ;o) I am determined to make my blocks at the start of the month from now on... Please bear with me on the photos - we have a new camera (the five year old one died) and I haven't had a chance to learn how to use it properly yet, so the picture quality is a bit iffy ;o)

These ones are for Scrappy? Sew Bee It! for the very lovely Sana, who asked for strippy hexagons for August. I would love to make more of these - they were fun (although the bias edges did cause a fair bit of swearing - as did the centre point on the second one.) 


I really hope they're okay Sana!

Next up was a scrappy log cabin for Caroline in Stash Bee. So much fun - reminded me why I love log cabins - and how much I love rifling through scraps to make blocks :o)


And I have finally made a Japanese X and + block. I never really understood the hype about these when they were everywhere in blogland, but I've changed my mind. I need to make a quilt using these blocks - possibly using my Indian Summer charms... This one is for Carla (Scrappy? Sew Bee It! September) who asked for an emphasis on orange and teal - the photo is horribly dark, sorry.


And there has been a little progress on Groove - I'm nearly half way done! Whoop whoop! I couldn't be happier with it. And it's funny - the Willow quilting (spirals and pebbles) was my big concern for a while - I wasn't really sure how it fitted with the others. But now I've done more I absolutely love it - I just need to knuckle down and finish it :o)


 Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced (button in sidebar). Hope everyone is having a fab week,

xx Jess



18 comments:

Heather D. said...

The blocks are great Jess, but I really love that scrappy log cabin. Very striking! And your groovy quilt, well what can I say. I love it!

Di said...

It is nice to feel up to date with bee blocks. I like the very different shapes of the ones you have made this month. The quilting on the Groovy quilt is beautiful. Di x

Charlotte said...

love the + and x block. I'd like to give those a go one day.

Annabella said...

Groove is beautifully - totally what I love in a quilt but I also love your x and + blocks especially.

tartankiwi said...

The + and x block is on my list to try one of these days, glad to hear that you loved making them!
Your groove is looking amazing! I love your quilting- I hope I can quilt like that one of these days.

Patchwork and Play said...

The quilting on the Groove is incredible! Don't hurry it...enjoy the experience because it is a real credit to you! Amazing!

Jessica said...

I love how Groove is looking!
I have done a couple of rounds in an X and + block swap...love these blocks!

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, well done for catching up on the bee blocks, I've got 2 HUGE ones to do before I head to SS (I have to take 1 with me to hand over) Loving your groove too!

Patti said...

Great job catching up on your blocks! I love the x and + blocks, and actually was in the first round on the Flickr swap! I need a ton more though. Oh my, do I ever love your Groove quilting!!!

Sana Saroti said...

Jess, I LOVE the blocks! Teal AND pink!!!! Yay! I think this block design is very forgiving when it comes to the center points - so, dont worry! Thanks so much for making two! I still have to make the x & + block for Carla. Yours looks great and I absolutely adore your FMQ! You can quilt my spider web quilt ;-)

Kelly said...

Love the blocks and would you consider sending the Groove quilt to me when finished? ;-)

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Who's been a busy girl! Lots of loveliness

Cherie said...

Great job on catching up with the blocks! You've done a great job =D

jill said...

All your blocks look wonderful, but that Groovy quilt is just stunning. The quilting is really making it a stand out quilt.

blessings, jill

Chez Roo said...

I love the scrappy log cabin blocks, and I'm beginning to think that I can't live without a few Japanese x and + blocks :) I think I've said it before, but your quilting on that Mod Pop quilt is Awesome. With a capital A.

Chez Roo said...

I mean groovy quilt, I don't know why I have mod pop stuck in my head!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

All looking great! X

AlyceB said...

Beautiful X and + block! I love them - yet to make one though. And I love how your's isn't as scrappy as I've seen - I love the simple colour scheme!