Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Save the Bees - Revised Block #1

revised block #1

My first block for the Save The Bees project was posted yesterday. I hope you had a chance to visit all the featured bloggers:




Their blocks are so amazing! Two of the bloggers are doing a mini sized version of the quilt, one is using a floral fabric instead of the applique, and there are several variations on how to do applique. We have machine buttonhole stitch, scribble/outline stitch, and hand applique. There is also a wide range of techniques used including using fusibles, templates, freezer paper, and foundations. And for adding in detail, the quilters have used a combination of hand and machine embroidery, and a pigma pen too! So many ideas to inspire creativity!


After visiting all the blogs to see the other versions of block #1, I decided to make 2 changes to my block. 


1) I added the flight trail from the bee using a hand embroidered running stitch. I was hesitant to add that but once I saw the other blocks I decided it was a necessary detail, and I'm happy with how it turned out. 

2) I also widened the black stripes on the bee, making 3 lines of back stitch using black floss, instead of just 1 line.

Ah ... that's better now.
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14 comments:

Sarah said...

I had to go back and look at yesterday's bee. Yes the darker lines and the bee trail really enhance the block! It's super gorgeous now!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Oh, I like your additions!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The flight path is great!

Mary said...

Looks great! I 'need' some Bee fabric. lol Don't tell the hubby.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh yeah that trail really tops it off!

Chantal said...

I agree with you; your bee looks healthier today. Good call. ;^)

Janet O. said...

Yes, I do like your changes. I thought it was fine before, but these changes take it up a step.

Diane' said...

i do like your #2 better. those little changes add alot

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your save the bees block #1 Kathy... Glad you are a featured blog on this project :) Kathi

Lynne Stucke said...

I agree -- your additions made your block even cuter! Love it!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So cute!

Nancy G said...

I'm into bees and pollinators. This quilt is a perfect sampler to express that. Love your block.

Susan Mincks said...

I love your block. I did mine totally on the machine because I dont do hand embroidery.

Susan Mincks said...

I love how your block turned out with 5he embroidery. I did mine using a blanket stitch on the machine.