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Bees and Swaps

I’ve recently discovered the world of on line quilting bees, and I am hooked. What a fun way to meet people, get inspiration and be creative all at the same time. The first bee I joined was The Stitchin’ Bee. This block is for Lisa. Her theme was day dreaming. So I made some logs for her to saw while day dreaming and sewed ric rac zzzzz for her to catch. The other bee I’m in is Sew Be Wonky. With my new love affair with all things improvisational I could not resist this bee. These are Kandra’s blocks. I probably should have made the one on the left a little more wonky. This little block is for Mary. Sorry this is late Mary. Summer is keeping me hopping. I’m going to do July’s block this week to ensure I’m not late again. Mary and I exchange a block every month in our favorite colors. You can read about it here and here.

Karen and I do the same thing. Once again Karen I’m sorry this is late. Same reason as I gave Mary. I also promise you that I will get July’s block done next week before my family reunion, the boy’s scout camps and our family vacation hit.

If you haven’t tried a sewing bee or swap you should give it a try. They are great fun!


  • Needled Mom says:

    No worry….June was like that for me too and I LOVE the new block. I also really like Lisa's with the ric rac added. It is a great look.

  • *karendianne. says:

    Okay, how creative! What you came up with for the theme of day dreaming. Wow, Em. You're so extremely cool. Have to share that I dig Kandra's blocks. Very much. …and I giggled on the swap.

  • Karen says:

    I haven't participated in a trade in several years. It was fun when I did. I need to give some thought to participating in one or two again.

  • Anita says:

    Hi Em, I love the blocks you've made and I'm sure everyone else does too. I love the wonky blue one, it has a charm of its own. Kind regards, Anita.

  • Shari says:

    Block swaps are great – and I just love Lisa's block. Daydreaming is a great theme!

  • Kim D. says:

    Very pretty blocks! I've participated in quite a few block swaps, they are a lot of fun.

  • Karen says:

    What a cute setting for scraps – haven't seen it exactly that way before. Love it!!

  • Chris Daly says:

    I love the block you made for Lisa. Too cute!

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    I really like the red and blue blocks and the shapes they make while looking at the different fabrics and then the squares in the square.

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