Thursday, November 24, 2011

November Bee Blocks

November was all about wonky star blocks in Sew Bee Blissful. I was so thrilled, I love making wonky stars!

Ella was our queen bee for the month and sent out packs of gorgeous fabric, using a deep wine coloured solid as the background which was perfect. She also posted a fab inspiration mosaic and asked us to "play" with the blocks, leaving our interpretations up to us.

So I took the fabrics out earlier this week and had a good think about what I wanted to do. I decided to do the first one pretty straightforward. I made a little four patch block for the centre square, just to add a bit more interest. And I went as wonky as I could with my points and am really happy with how it turned out.

November block 1 

The second block, I decided to swap out some of the background fabric for a print with similar tones (with Ella's blessing). Because I was doing this I decided to stick to the solid orange and yellow for the wonky star points. The centre square is a little square with borders. Its a little in your face, and I had mixed feelings about it when I was making it, but I quite love it now and I think it will work really nicely in the quilt. I just hope Ella does too.

November block 2

Lastly she asked us to make a small improv block - here it is:

November improvised block

Overall, I really loved this month's blocks! We're on a break for December and I need to get thinking about what I am doing as my month (February) will be coming up fast!


Flying Blind... said...

Great blocks - make sure you 'use' your free labour wisely!

susan said...

Great blocks, and obviously I adore the in your face quality of the second one. I think they are all beautiful though. Love the fabric choices.

Judith, Belfast said...

Great blocks - love a bit of wonky! It my month in Jan in Brit Bee & I need to get my skates on too! Jxo

Cindy said...

Your blocks rock! I loved making these too.
Eeekkk!!! Feb is coming up quickly! What will you ask for? Come one and spill the beans :)

Annabella said...

I spy some Parisville! Love that line...and love your stars - mine are never as beautifully wonky as yours.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, fab wonky type blocks

My 4 Lil' Girls said...

Hi Sarah just found your blog, imagine my delight to find another Irish crafter & blogger. Love your work, have been thrilled to pieces browsing your blogspace, & both these blocks are great!!!!
Have a sweet weekend