Busy Bee…

by Kate on October 6, 2009

I find it so much easier to put together blocks when I love the fabric and I guess that is the challenge of quilting bees, some months I’m not all that inspired by the fabric.

Not the case this month! October has been a fantastic fabric month when it comes to the two quilting bees I am participating in.

Louise from the Around The Block bee sent a lovely mix of bright pinks, limes, oranges and reds. Reminiscent of a warm, lazy Summer’s afternoon enjoying a Pimms (can you tell I am REALLY looking forward to the warmer weather?)

Louise requested log cabin blocks, this first one I tried to use mainly pinks:

And the lime block:

Angela from the Bee Modern Bee sent out some gorgeous fabric, a much cooler colour palette, so soothing and I loved themix of prints with solids.

Angela requested two different blocks, a tree:

and the ever popular log cabin. I especially love the Eiffel Tower print – so sweet.

I hope you enjoy the blocks ladies and I look forward to seeing the finished quilt tops!

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christie October 6, 2009 at 10:24 am

oh I wish it was Pimms weather…


2 One Flew Over October 6, 2009 at 10:30 am

Something to look forward too…although I could quite seriously do with one


3 Andi October 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

I couldn't agree more about whether the fabrics inspire or not.
You have certainly been beautifully inspired this month.
Gorgeous blocks!!!
Andi :-)


4 One Flew Over October 6, 2009 at 10:38 am

Thanks Andi x


5 Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 10:43 am

Love all four blocks! I'm really drawn to the lime one for Louise. The little tree is just so sweet.


6 from little things ... October 6, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Nice work Kate! And yes you're right, very excellent fabrics to work with.

(oh and you do realise that the minute the mercury hits 35 we'll all be wishing it was winter right?!)


7 One Flew Over October 6, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I know, I know but…I have had winter weather since June…it is only going
to get to 15 today!!
x K


8 Tania October 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm

It’s just an excuse to play with eye candy. I am so on to you!


9 One Flew Over October 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm

My big secret is OUT!


10 RED PEPPER QUILTS October 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Oh eye candy! These blocks are all gorgeous! Love the "around the blocks" log cabins, the way you have chosen to feature the colors is really lovely! Ahh well done (Ssssh please don't tell Mr Bigpond, but my internet connection seems to be working for the moment!)



11 One Flew Over October 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Thanks Rita! The fabric Louise sent was so bright that I wanted to highlight
some of the brighter shades.
Happy to hear that the pond is running…secret safe with me!


12 m.e (cathie) October 6, 2009 at 3:31 pm

i'm loving the eiffel tower especially!
gee you are a busy little bee aren't you, they look fantastic!
how about a patchwork demo sometime for those that are….patchwork challenged..


13 One Flew Over October 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm

It's my favourite too! Just let me know when you want to demo x


14 Sarah October 6, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Loving the Eiffel towel very much. Very clever! Those fabrics are so nice together. I really like your tree as well.

Of course the others are very lovely too and so colourful. What lovely quilts to be working on.


15 One Flew Over October 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Thanks Sarah! I must say the Eiffel Tower is my favourite too…maybe
because I wish I was visiting Paris!


16 Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Wow, they are so great!! I am always so inspired by your beautiful quilts, you are so clever!


17 One Flew Over October 6, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Thank you!


18 Karen Terrens October 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm

I particularly like your log cabin blocks – gorgeous colours!


19 cathy October 6, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Beautiful fabrics and you have done a wonderful job with them xo


20 Aimee October 6, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Great job as usual Kate! I'm in love with that Eiffel Tower fabric too!


21 izzy inspired October 7, 2009 at 6:15 am

such wonderful blocks!! I love them all!! Now all I want to do is make some blocks, great inspiration, thank you.


22 Rachel October 7, 2009 at 6:59 am

Those are very cute blocks. The colours in that first one are stunning!


23 One Flew Over October 7, 2009 at 8:30 am

Thanks Cathy! You have inspired me to try a Kaffe Pattern, can you recommend
a good one to start with?


24 One Flew Over October 7, 2009 at 8:31 am

Thanks Leslie…I am also working on a quilt for a family member….so hard
when you dont pick the fabrics!


25 One Flew Over October 7, 2009 at 8:33 am

Thanks Aimee! Was lovely fabric to play with!!


26 One Flew Over October 7, 2009 at 8:34 am

Looking forward to seeing what you creat Izzy!


27 One Flew Over October 7, 2009 at 8:34 am

Thanks Rachel!


28 http://coveredinloveliness.blogspot.com October 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm

great blocks Kate, I loooove the eiffel tower one too, nice tones to that choice of fabrics.


29 One Flew Over October 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Thanks Karlyn! Hope you are well x


30 aneela October 7, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Yaay for bees!! I especially love the last two blocks and the way you photographed them on the pebbles!!


31 Nikki Cardigan October 7, 2009 at 9:51 pm

I see what you mean about the fabric Kate. It's all so beautiful.


32 Helen October 7, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Two quilting bees! You busy bee! Get it?! LOL Sorry, couldn't resist. Lovely blocks. I finished mine today too for Louise.


33 One Flew Over October 8, 2009 at 8:05 am

Thanks Nikki!


34 One Flew Over October 8, 2009 at 8:06 am

Thank you! I do like the pebbles but when I needed to take the photos of the
bright blocks…it was raining :(


35 cathy October 8, 2009 at 8:58 am

I guess it depends on which books of his you have? I find he uses templates
a lot, but I just take a measurement of the templates and use my rotary
cutter (I'm too lazy most of the time for templates, unless it really needs
it!). Do you have any of his books, or can you get any from the local
Cathy xo


36 amandajean October 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm

what lovely blocks! so fun!!! i want to make a tree quilt…


37 One Flew Over October 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

THanks Cathy. I think I will head over to the library and do some research x


38 One Flew Over October 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Thanks Amanda, it is going to be really interesting to see how the quilt
turns out – the fabrics were gorgeous!


39 Katy October 9, 2009 at 4:34 am

gorgeous blocks!!! I love that fussy cut eiffel tower too.

ps – yep, the design wall is amazing, I have no idea how I survived so long without one!


40 One Flew Over October 9, 2009 at 7:59 am

I knew you were going to say that – must get one!


41 Gina October 10, 2009 at 7:55 am

Beautiful work Kate. I'm feeling all log-cabin-ish after this post! Never done one, but I LOVE the way yours have turned out.


42 Angela November 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Oh I'm just getting on here to read your blog. I love the blocks that you made for me and I'm so happy that you liked the fabrics. I'm glad that I decided to splurge on the Japanese fabric. ;) It looks so cute in all the blocks. Thank you so much for your hard work!


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