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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Solid Seven bee 2018 blocks

Well here I am... one of my goals for 2019 is to write more regularly on my blog. I'm not off to a great start, aren't I? Ah well, lets look forward, shall we?

Today I'd like to share all of the blocks I made in 2018 for my beemates in the Solid Seven Bee. This group of ladies is amazing and their prompts always challenge me. We all "met" on instagram and we work strictly in high quality solids.

Our first prompt last year was from Nicole. She asked us to make collage blocks with at least one block representing something from our childhood. My childhood block was all about board games

Jessica was up next, with a request for improv doors. This was really fun, as I dug out my London door photos from our trip in 2012 and recreated three of them in fabric...
Kara wanted an ocean themed quilt..... I pieced together 3 fish for her...
Briawna asked for wonky log cabin blocks, Gees Bend style, to make a quilt for her husband
Ailish requested modern rainbows with improv curves. Mine were all different from each other...

Tracy's 80's blocks were a blast! She has recently pieced her quilt top & it is the bomb! Check it out on her instagram.

It was my turn in November and I had the gals make me all different Christmas trees. Stay tuned for a finished quilt soon

Laura had us made quarter log cabin blocks with "striped" and solid logs. Her quilt is going to be a riot of crazy color!
I'm working on my January blocks now. EA has asked us to think of a time when we felt seen/heard/loved and use this as inspiration. Here are my first 2 blocks for her. First a music note, because ever since I was a small child I felt heard when I sing or play an instrument.
My second block represents my sweet husband who has always made me feel seen/heard & loved! 

I need to come up with one more block and ship them off to her soon.

Check out our hashtag, #thesolidseven for more inspiration!


Maria said...

Sew many crazy amazing blocks.....pleased you are having fun with the swaps...

Debbie said...

What a colorful year!!

Kristin said...

Every single one of these is fantastic!! What a fun group!