Friday, August 23, 2013

Bee Blocks and Paper Piecing Party

Paper Piecing Party

Flashback Friday will return next week as I am linking up to the paper piecing party today. This month for our Cheer Circle at do.Good Stitches we were asked for string blocks in green and blue {and somehow I skipped the part that said we could add a dash of purple, so alas,  there is no purple in mine}. These were so fun to make!!

She asked for 11" blocks so i grabbed a piece of scrapbook paper, cut it down an inch on each side and started sewing. I had left over blue strips from a previous quilt which was a nice time saver. 

It was Alyce's turn to be Queen in our Wombat Stew group this month so she designed a kimono block. She asked for florals so I used some Koi prints which, I think, have a Japanese type vibe. Another fast and fun block!! Two in the same month...does that mean there is a challenge coming next month...Murphy's law, right?!? Linking up with Kristy's paper piecing party. If you want to have a good laugh you can pop over to Kristy's to read her Tale of a Pink Unicorn!! She is an awesome story teller!! Have a great weekend!! :)


  1. Congratulations on your three pretty blocks! I love the way you combine the fabrics and colours!
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  2. Your string blocks are gorgeous G!! And fantastic idea to use the scrapbook paper, i've been thinking about a string project... thinking, i swear i haven't already started stacking fabrics, gulp.
    Your kimono block is stunning, perfect fabric choices! Awesome work as always!

  3. Love the fabrics in the kimono block!

  4. I like the design of the strip pieces:) and I LOVE your fabrics in the kimono block. Very cool stuff Gina! I was thinking you show your oldest first day photo text he sent though- maybe next week? Are you adjusted to one less in the nest, or does it feel really weird?

  5. Your strip blocks look really nice. I like the colors and prints! So summery in my opinion, colors of sea :) And the block with kimono... it turned out very nice, it looks really exotic!
    Have a very nice weekend! Jola

  6. You're right .. the Koi fabrics are perfect for the Kimono block :) I love how these are turning out.

  7. Love these blocks, Gina! Especially that Kimono -- gorgeous!

  8. Love those little dogs and sheep (ha I wrote sheeps at first! I'm starting to speak like Lulu haha!) in your string blocks - they are fab!

    The Koi fabric is perfect for the kimono - Alyce will love it!!

  9. Oh. My. Goodness!!! LOVE!! KOI!!! You'll soon find out why I love it so much, lol.