Thursday, December 2, 2010

do.Good {a block}

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You know that paralyzed feeling you get when there's so much to do and you don't know where to start? 

I'm having one of those weeks... I have lots of projects in the works but I've spent most of this week staring at them.  So instead of letting you stare along with me, I thought I'd show you a really fun bee block. 

1. Yellow & White/Tan, 2. Sunrise Spectrum Baby Quilt, 3. Pinks & Red, 4. Oranges

Rachel of Stitched in Color was the designer/quilter for the month of November in our charity bee, do. Good Stitches. {my absolute favorite bee, BTW}.  She had the genius idea of embroidering linen blocks, sending them out to us assigning color themes to each stitcher.  I got orange and I was thrilled about that because I'm loving orange these days.

Her embroidery is amazing!  I can't embroider at all so I'm always impressed with you ladies who can.

I kept my block fairly simple.  This is for a baby quilt but I love the bicycle print because I know this quilt will be cherished well into childhood.  I pieced it improv style but kept it square so the embroidery really stands out.  I'm pleased... :)

I can't wait to see the finished quilt!  Rachel is so talented and I know this quilt will be beautiful and will be a blessing to a young mom.


Melanie said...

I love these blocks! It reminds me of a little embroidered pillowcase my grandmother made for me when I was a precious! I know the mother that receives this will love it!

Rachel Hauser said...

Jennifer, you are so sweet. I'm blushing. But, really, I love your block. Great fabrics and composition. That kitty block was one of my favorites to make. I'm glad you enjoyed playing with it =)

Leslie said...

boy do i know that feeling...that is why nothing is getting done around here!

Jessica said...

What a pretty block! I love the colors and those lil bicycles randomly thrown in!

Carolyn said...

How adorable! I love the embroidered center!

AMKreations said...

I love orange too! It's beautiful.

I hope you're able to get to some of thing things on your todo list! Thinking of you as I work on mine!

live a colorful life said...

Great block! And the bicycles are too cute. Love that fabric...oh, and the orange. :)

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