Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Global Scrap Bee - June Edition!

This month's Queen Bee requested a Liberated Wedding Ring block and provided this tutorial by Little Miss Shabby.  And she said it could be as scrappy as we liked! Ultra scrappy produces studio conditions like this...
 And this...
These improv-y scrappy bits are built on strips of paper.... not a technique I normally use, but it worked well for this block. 
 Then to trim them down.
Major snafu when adding the white triangles to the scrappy strips... my poor abused ironing board decided, for the first time ever, to bleed purple dye onto my lovely Kona White. On the up side, the block wasn't fully assembled and I could easily replace it. Apparently, a new ironing board cover should be on the to do list! ☺
 Et voil√†! C'est fini! Yeah... it's not even June 30th and I'm done my block! And it's already in the mail!
Now, dear readers, comes the tricky part. I've just realized that I'm the Queen Bee for July and I haven't decided on a block. I've got a couple ideas... there's Birds in the Air... but I'm not sold. Any suggestions for me? Honestly, choosing my own block is the hardest part of bees!



  1. How about this one http://www.genxquilters.com/2013/10/scrappy-but-classy-block-tutorial.html
    I think it'd make a great scrap busting block for a bee!

  2. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that bit of French in your post. I don't speak French, but I studied it for years in high school. When I see "wah lah" (or some variation) in a blog post, it is like nails on a chalkboard!

  3. Go you!! Your block looks great! And i love the birds in the air block, i have a mini that i made that uses a variation of it.
    I love this one too, and works well for scrappy and fussy cuts - http://sew-unsew.blogspot.ca/2013/06/goose-creek-block-tutorial.html

  4. what about economy blocks http://stashbee.blogspot.ca/2014/06/butterflies.html ?

  5. I've always been a fan of wedding ring quilts and this block is reminiscent of them. I'll definitely want to give this one a try. That's now #1256 on my "to-do" list. Actually I'm kidding about the number but I'm probably not too far off.

  6. Your ring block looks great! I'm looking forward to your choice for next months block, really curious!


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