Sunday, 7 September 2014

Nordic bee blocks


Nicky was queen bee of Bee a Brit Stingy last month and asked us for Nordic inspired blocks for her mostly red and white quilt. I had lots of ideas but not lots of time. I knew my blocks would be a little late but I still wanted to do something special for Nicky. They aren't the most adventurous blocks but I enjoyed doing them and think they'll work well with the blocks she already has.


The one at the top is a 6" block called Pentagon Flower by Brioni Greenberg from the book Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters. You are supposed to enlarge the templates by 200% to make a 12" block but I hate enlarging and thought it works well as a small block as is! It is English Paper Pieced and then machine appliqu├ęd onto the background fabric. 
The two smaller 3" blocks are Cross Stitch blocks, made using this great tutorial by Pile O'Fabric. I have wanted to make them since she did the first tutorial and I love them so much I will definitely make more! Thrilled that the crosses line up too, phew!

I hope you like them Nicky :)

It seems to be turning into a last minute panic each month but since I've had two months to prepare you think I would have started my 'era' project by now wouldn't you?! But no, I haven't. You've got seven days before the Le Challenge link opens, this month you could randomly win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop and a 10 FQ bundle from Mary! She's also offering a 15% discount code to her shop until 15th September, read her post here. Find out all about le challenge and how to join in here!

Better get cracking on my project now!



10 comments:

  1. I went to take a look at the other blocks she has received, and yours will work so well in the collection! The cross-stitch blocks are definitely calling to me to try as well.

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  2. They are awesome! Will go so nicely with those that I've seen pop up on IG. Brilliant job!

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  3. That flower is very cool, I'm sure she'll love them

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  4. Pretty blocks Lucy. I have seen Nicky's blocks on Flickr and they are amazing

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  5. Thanks Lucy you have indeed made something special and they will find a happy home with my other blocks. Love the flower block - reminds me a bit of out EPP rose stars. I may have to make some more of those cute cross stitch blocks and how appropriate for you to add them to my quilt. Think this could be my best quilt yet - all contributions have been so brilliant!

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  6. Gorgeous blocks Lucy, Nicky's quilt is going to be a stunner.

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  7. I have loved looking at all of these blocks come together for Nicky. These are beautiful as are the others too.

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