Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blocks For Barb

My fabric finally arrived from Barb and what a quick block to make. I have never made a Bowtie block before so a first for me. Very pretty fabrics.
I'll get them in the post this week Barb.

This is a very quiet Bee ladies 9me included). I thought I might just introduce myself to those I have not 'met before', and hope you will do the same. While you may know each other, here I am away in New Zealand, which is a country of nearly 5 million people and the saying goes there are also that many sheep, or more. Our country is made up of three islands, the North and South Islands and a little island at the bottom called Stewart Island.
I live in the North Island just south of Auckland, which is our biggest city. I live on my own with two very spoilt cats and work three 12 hour shifts as a midwife at the busiest hospital in the country, and love it. When I am not working or quilting I can be found on the golf course, not very good but love the fresh air, exercise and great company.
I have been quilting for about 13 years and have had a longarm machine for about 3 years but only quilt my own quilts. My styles tends to be more modern with bright colours and space to practice my quilting.
So that is a bit about me so now it's your turn!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Barb's blocks

Finished Barb's blocks tonight.  This will be a beautiful quilt and one that I also hope to make at some point in the future.  Fun, quick block.

Friday, February 6, 2015

February blocks for Lovely Ladies Bee

I hope Barb likes the blocks I made for her.  I love the colors she selected for her  blocks.

this is the fabric I got in the mail........

and these are the blocks I made

Monday, February 2, 2015

Photos of Barb's blocks

Here are the pictures of the February blocks.

Barb Deacon's February block

Getting a rather late start on my post. What I messed up in tardiness I have made up for in the simplicity of my block. This month the block is a simple 8" bow tie. I couldn't find a link to this so I will try to walk you through it.
For each block ( you'll be making 2) you will need:
2-4 1/2" squares of print (I will be mailing tomorrow, I promise)
2-4 1/2" squares of purple (will be mailed also)
2 - 2 1/2" squares of print
Match up the 2 1/2" square in the corner of the purple square and stitch on the diagonal. Repeat with 2nd set of squares. Trim a 1/4" seam and press. Next is a simple four patch with the print triangle butting up to the 2 print 4 1/2" squares.  Stitch, press, and you are done. I will square up patches when I receive them.
Any questions feel free to text me at (615) 330-4305 or email me at bj_deacon @yahoo.com