Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bee Blocks

I had a wonderful time in Milwaukee! I survived the cold and made it back to Texas just as the sun came out for the first time in days. I tried to get my husband to serenade me with Aint No Sunshine, but he didn't know the words.

So, first things first back in Texas... January bee blocks need to hit the mailbox.

This one is for Brooke of apriltwoeighty.

This block is from the first issue of Fat Quarterly and it's the block for the new bee I was invited to join over at Flickr, Bee Hexed In. Brooke requested neutral colors with touches of turquoise and orange. I hope you like it, Brooke!

Next on the list, Mod Mosaic blocks for Elizabeth's month in the do. Good Stitches bee.

Elizabeth requested blocks in cool winter colors with plenty of gray. The finished quilt will be donated to the Wrap them in Love Foundation. Maybe Elizabeth will show us the finished quilt on her blog, OhFransson!, before she mails it off. BTW, these blocks are fun to make and I highly recommend giving them a try. The tutorial is available at OhFransson!

For some reason, arriving back in Texas yesterday where the sun was out and the weather was warmer has given my ever present gardening itch a tickle. Maybe it's because we visited the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee where I saw pothos leaves as big as my head and some of the tiniest orchids I've ever imagined. Early this morning, I trimmed the dead growth on a few of the bargain perennials I managed to get in the ground before they went dormant, but it didn't calm my itch. I think I'm going to try starting some plants and herbs from seed this spring. Spring come quickly! I can't stand the wait!


Mommarock said...

Yay to the warmer weather.. wait til tomorrow.. get the sunscreen ready! LOL. Then get your winter jacket ready for next week.. LOL it can't seem to make up it's mind. Crazy! I would love to make a garden here in Tx but I never know when to start.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Very cool blocks! It's funny to see them appearing on the different blogs. I hope the recipient will post all of them together!

Jeni said...

I just moved from Atlanta, GA to Seoul, Korea and am FREZZING! But, we move to California next year so I am hanging in there.

I would like to make a bee hexed in. Do you have a link for the exact directions you can send me?


Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Welcome back, Melanie. I hope Elizabeth does post about her quilt!

Susan said...

Love the blues in your Mod Mosaic block. I had a try at it in greens- it is a great fun block to play with!

SewSara said...

i found you from 'diary of a quilter' blog - and i enjoyed watching your hexagon videos. what size square would you cut for a 1.25" hexagon? i'm just trying to get into it and i got some 1.25" pattern pieces (cardstock).
love your blog ... glad i found it! :)