Wednesday, January 04, 2012

4x5 Modern Bee Blocks

Its coming to the end of the fourth (my second) quarter for the 4x5 Modern Bee, and guess who left theirs till the last minute again? Yep. Me. Error. 


I wanted to do some sort of wonky star with lots of negative space, but I was sewing these between Christmas and New Years and really couldn't work up the energy to battle the hoards of sale's shoppers in Dunelm to go fetch some more white. So I chose another of my very favourite blocks, the Starflower. Jennifer has a great tutorial for this block over on her lovely blog, Elison Lane Quilts.  


I showed you one of them yesterday, but I'm gonna show you again because I don't have any other single pictures of them...






And here's one of the bunch!




A lot of trimming went into these blocks... and I was using a VERY blunt blade (see above for reasons the shop wasn't visited). I fear I may have done some permanent damage to my cutter wielding hand...


This quarter was an odd one, because all of us had blue/aqua as one of our colours, and 4 out of 6 of us also had green. I was thinking of sitting the next quarter out, but instead signed up to be a caretaker. What a change of heart eh?! 


I hope everyone likes them :-) 





20 comments:

  1. They look great! Scrummy fabrics! I really love that block pattern too

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  2. Some really lovely fabrics in there :-) The blocks look great, hope your hand is okay!

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  3. Love your stars. Perfect pints. Good job, girl! That reminds me. Must buy new blade, too.

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  4. I love that block and they all look fab!

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  5. Love that collection, can't wait to see what you all do next!

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  6. Those blocks are really gorgeous as usual! I love seeing your quilting

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  7. Ooh lovely blocks. I know what you mean about doing yourself damage when using a blunt blade, I was worried I was going to get repetitive strain syndrome as I was pushing so hard!

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  8. So pretty! I just decided yesterday to use that same tutorial for my month in my quilt guild's bee. I also was looking at the 4x5 bee on Flickr this morning, and considered signing up and then I saw your photos there! Great minds think alike. :)

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  9. We love them Laura!! Are you sick of me telling you that yet? I found it tricky that we all had similar colours and felt bad that I seemed to be repeating fabrics in all of them, but I guess that's the way it goes :)

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  10. Hi Laura! I think its been like a month since I last commented or visited your blog-- I've missed you!! I hope you had very nice holidays and happy new year! Just starting to catch up on blog reading, and i'll have to read back a few posts on those who I really like (like you) and see what I have missed. Your star blocks look great all lined up together-- love all the bright colors. I just changed the blade in my rotary cutter and it made a huge difference. I actually don't think the old blade was that dull, but I think I somehow managed to insert it incorrectly (I'm a lefty so I always have to do it backwards, even though its allegedly for either handed people). Yes, interesting that you went from sitting out to caretaker-- big change!! Looking forward to seeing the next set of Modern Bee blocks.

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  11. I love that block and the more I see it the more I want to do it. You and I seem to be on the same path for the blocks we are loving these days!

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  12. I love the starflower block and yours are lovely!

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  13. Oh I love the starflower block - beauties Laura Jane!

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  14. My goodness they are beautiful! And so perfect. Love them.

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