Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Susan and Mary

Just like this pretty butterfly, i was really busy today...
... finishing up bee blocks for Susan and Mary, my mates in the Mid-Century Modern Bee. Susan is planning a medallion quilt with black as the background and has asked us each to contribute a 12-inch star block in bright colors.
 I chose this foundation-pieced Versailles block from the Quiltmaker's 2010 magazine, 100 Blocks. The star should have really been mailed in July, so I am late in getting it finished. So sorry Suz!
 You can view Susan's inspiration quilt here. What a beauty this project will be!
Since I was slow in making my contribution block for July, I decided to get with the program and be early with my sewing for August's queen bee, Mary.
Half square triangles on a background of blush or cream were a nice change from the more fiddly, foundation-pieced star.
Scrappy sewing like this is my favorite kind. 
Both Susan and Mary have become good friends to me through blogging. While traveling a few years ago I was tickled to get to meet Mary in person. I am hoping to get to meet Susan face to face, as well, but traveling to Australia might be a bit more tricky!


  1. What beautiful blocks! I love them all, but the HST are wonderful. Scrappy is the greatest.

  2. Busy as a BEE, as we would say! I love my pretty star! And I enjoy scrappy sewing too! Mary's blocks were fun to make, weren't they?

  3. Scrappy sewing is the best! Susan is going to love your star, great colors!

  4. Love the blocks. Hope you get to meet Susan face-to-face, a new adventure.

  5. I have been doing scrappy sewing from stash too and it has been such fun!
    I can try to meet Suz in your place – a proxy Carla – on a future Melbourne trip. :)

  6. Gorgeous! Love that star block - such pretty colours... Those HSTs are pretty darn cute, too. I hope you can meet up with Susan someday--she seems like a hoot and a half, and like a lovely person.

  7. Both the block, and set of blocks you made for Susan and Mary are great! You never fail to come up with the best combination of fabrics. They will both be very happy with what you made. I've fudged-up and didn't make signature blocks. Seems I have some make-up sewing to do!

  8. What beautiful blocks. I forgot to make Mary's signature block too. :( Now I want to make a quilt like Suz, and it will be fun to see Mary's quilt come together too.

  9. Love both your blocks. Sounds like you and I were on the same plan. I got Suz's block done late and Mary's done early.