July Queen - NewBee Bee by Strandkorbtraum

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Assembling Top
Started:
2013-07-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

My Dear fellow Bees - please just click on the tutorial button to see how to make the block.

The blocks are starting to fly in:

2013/07/08 Chrsitine's block arrived (+Creamcity)
2013/07/09 Karen's block arrived (+Readerowl)
2013/07/19 Mary's block arrived (+True)
2013/07/20 Terry's block arrived (+Terryt1955)
2013/07/26 Tessa's block arrived (+thesewingchick)
2013/08/21 Loni's block arrived (+Quiltnwool)
2013/08/21 Angela's block arrived (+Allpatchedup)
2013/09/03 Curt's  block arrived (+curt)

I got some more blocks and have some more blocks in the making

2014/03/28 I'm currently having the block sewn in another Bee

2014/06/23 All but one block have arrived and that one will come too (the first went missing in the black postal void) eventually ... The quilt now measures somehwere aorund 220 x 160cm or 5 on 7 blocks or 62 x 86 inch ,..



Pictures

still some more blocks to make ..
I need to clear more of the floor to do a full "lay out" ...
Anna's other block
Anna's block
Tami's block
4x4 layout
cutting 2,5 inch squares
design floor - September 3rd
Curt's block
Sarah's block
design floor - August 21st
Angela's block
Loni's block
Carol Marie's block
design floor - July 26th
Tessa's block
design wall update - July 19th
Terry's block
Mary's block
Karen's block
Christine's block
example block

Loves

CLS17
Kat
Menolly13
ArloDeanQuilts
sairzey
Charwirfs
Whatthebobbin
Joke
Stamdl
CoraQuiltsCarla

Comments

Readerowl

I'm curious!

Readerowl

Just checked my scrap box - yup, I can make 18 2.5 inch squares. No problem. And thanks to some ufo rewards, have enough solids too. It's a good thing you like scrappy!

Strandkorbtraum

Readerowl ahh so glad you have a big scrap box - yeah I really enjoy scrappy things - there's always so much to discover in them - and I always feel it gives the people more of a choice to bring in their personality and show more of what fabrics they usually work with - yeah I thought the solid part might be a problem. But I really thought it woudl calm down the whole thing a bit, give the eye something to rest.

True

Great block and thanks for the tutorial! And I especially like that you tell us how to make the square in square a tad bigger and square them up to the correct size...always my favorite way! Thanks. One question...do you want us to make sure we are going for a truly scrappy look in our fabric choices? (versus a coordinated scrappy?)

Strandkorbtraum

True hmmm what is coordinated scrappy and what is truly scrappy?

True

Strandkorbtraum What I mean by those is this...the block you show as an example is a truly scrappy block as it is random fabrics without any care or worry do they "go" together. When I use the term "coordinated scrappy" it is like this project from my studio Too Cool for Words . Not from the same collection of fabrics but they "go" together in a coordinated way. Here is another example The Elephant in the Room I have fabrics for whichever you want just want to make sure I give you what you are hoping for:-)

Strandkorbtraum

True ok then I want it truly scrappy!

True

Strandkorbtraum That is what I thought but thanks for confirming!!:-)

True

This is looking awesome...I like how the solids play off the scrappy...

Creamcity

Very pretty!

Kat

I really like these!

ShellyT

Looks great!

Strandkorbtraum

ShellyT Thanks - but it's all their doing - I'm just sitting here opening the letters ..

ShellyT

Ha. Understood. Funny how it meshes so brilliantly.

Strandkorbtraum

ShellyT Yeah - to be true I didn't know how it would turn out - I made that block as I went - but yeah I'm glad it's looking like it ws all planned. I'm impatiently waiting for the rest to fly in so I will know what the whole quilt will look like.

Capetowngirl

Looking great

Kristananne

So fun!

Thesewingchick

It is looking great! It amazes me that you can get blocks from all different people and somehow they work together!!

Curt

Love it and mine will be on the way soon.

Strandkorbtraum

Thesewingchick it's the magic of scraps!

Missriain

I seriously love how these super scrappy blocks look together!

Strandkorbtraum

Missriain I wonder why no one ever did one like that before ... I saw a block made up of 2 four-patches and a square in a square (without the thirrd square) - that's where I got the idea and I couldn't find a name for the block and I couldn't find pictures so it was a big experiment using it as bee block.
We have been partnered up in the [3x6] Bee - solids right?

Stamdl

I love the solid blocks alternating with the prints... what a great idea!

Strandkorbtraum

Stamdl thanks Deb - well yeah I didn't know what I got myself into with that block that I made up on the go - I just had this idea that the solids would offer something "calming" among the scraps ..
I would to try several variatiosn of the block pattern - keep the scrappy part but all the soilds in the same 2 colours awell and all the other variations of order and chaos

I just feel like it's mine - I haven't seen a quilt done that way ... and I enjoyed and still enjoy seeing how it's coming together - from a frustrated search for blocks to just making up my own to a block collection I really like ...

Joke

This is looking really amazing! Such a great block for a bee; I love its scrappiness!

Chandra

Lovely blocks Leonie! What fun!

twistedandloose

Nice scrap quilt!

Whatthebobbin

So pretty! These economy blocks are now all the rage.

Strandkorbtraum

Whatthebobbin haha but I was earlier ... I was first!

Readerowl

ha indeed! I came back to this project yesterday and its thread to find the link to the paper piecing tutorial I liked (liked because it turned out perfect :)

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