Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stephanie's Gorgeous Gertie Blocks

Hi Everyone,

In April, I had asked everyone to make a Gorgeous Gertie block for me.  It was a paper pieced block, and the pattern was in the magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting.  The templates for piecing are free downloads found here

The color inspiration was to be from the quilt shown in this photo (not the block I'm using, but I love it!):

I asked for text fabric as the background fabric.

Folks were pretty gracious to make me some beautiful blocks.  I didn't realize until after I had asked folks to do this that there were over 100 pieces in the block!  Gulp!  THANK YOU to the group for being good sports and not whining!

I've received all the blocks and finally had time to lay them all out.
Are they spectacular, or what?!  I need to make mine now.  I thought I'd wait until I had received them all to see what color I'd need to make to fill in.  I have such a nice balance already, I think I could go lots of directions!  (I need a design wall!)

I'm trying to decide if this needs sashing.  I've thought about either a gray or a very dark purple sashing (like the dark purple in teh block that is the first one in the second row).  And I've thought about using the signature blocks as the cornerstones.  I've considered pieced sashing and pieced borders to coordinate with the blocks.

If you have suggestions or ideas, I'd be wide open to them.  Let me know what you think!

THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR LETTING ME BE QUEEN BEE!  I am having a lot of fun with this, and these blocks are so gorgeous.  I never could have accomplished this by myself!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spring Blocks

How fun were these baskets to make, anyway!!? Great fun, I think! Carla, I'm certainly tempted to start another project after making these for you. Hope you like them!
 Also, I realize that I forgot to create a blog post showing my block for Stephanie. I happened to have a few C&S fabrics which I included since she mentioned that she enjoyed them. One thing about PP blocks, they sure turn out exact size, thank goodness!!
In the past years, seeing photos of everyone's blocks on Flickr has created a real sense of community with this Bee, as well as motivation to get blocks done on time.
Happy Spring,
Carla T.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May 2015 Blocks for Carla

These were so much fun, I made two.
I also put a tutorial up on my blog, in case you want to look at how I put it together.
They are addicting, but will be a fun summer quilt!

Friday, May 8, 2015


This is the block I made for Stephanie

and here are some sample baskets for my block this month
Hope you have fun with them : )