Monday, March 13, 2017

Botanical block for March - a modified version

I've strayed a bit from the original block, but I don't think that Esther would have minded. As someone passionate about flowers, natural landscapes etc,I've been concerned for the plight of Bee populations across our country and the world.
So I decided to make a personal statement with this block.

I drew my bees onto a solid taupe background using an archival ink marker. (Micron) Then cut them out with a 1/8" seam allowance. Once I stitched them onto the wings, the little legs and antennae were drawn onto the background fabric also using a Micron pigma pen size 01. The bodies of each little bee measure just under 1" in length. Click HERE to see more SVBAQ blocks for March.

With barely a flake of snow falling in town all winter, we are bracing for a big snowstorm tonight with possible blizzard conditions. Big businesses in our area have already announced closings for tomorrow.
So it looks like Tuesday is going to be a Snow day - Sew day at my house.

If you will be affected by the storm...Stay safe and if possible, Stay home!

every quilt tells a story...

26 comments:

  1. LOVE this block, Doreen - and adore the bees! I definitely think Esther knew the importance of bees and would definitely approve!

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  2. Oh Doreen, what a marvelous statement!!! We all need to be concerned about the plight of the bee. Your block is beautiful and meaningful. I've taken a few liberties with Esther's blocks, but none as creative as this one. Great job! I guess everyone in the northeast is preparing for a "big snow". My sister still has 2' of winter snow left and is now expecting 18" more! She lives in the Maine mountains. I live on the coast so ours won't last as long. Stay safe and quilt on!

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  3. As we are beekeepers to two hives, I adore your bees and block. Wonderful. Stay safe in the snow, school was cancelled for my son today as the roads were iffy. Funny to see the snow now as we haven't seen much at all this winter.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE your block. The bees are a perfect addition.

    Stay safe and warm, I hope the weather isn't too bad.

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  5. I love your bees what a great addition to that block. Hope you do not get too much snow! Stay warm - have fun playing in the snow!make a snowman while you have the chance and warm up with some hot chocolate or something stronger :)

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  6. The bees are perfect for this! I'm wanting to put some flies this size on a froggie quilt I'm working on as my tension breaker right now, so thanks for the details of how you did it.

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  7. So délicate... and I love the bees.

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  8. Your bees are such a delightful addition to your block!

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  9. Your addition of the bees is perfect. They have a realistic look with the ink for detail. Have a good day tomorrow, hunkered down!

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  10. I love Bees and LOVE this block !!!!

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  11. Great fussy cutting and love the bees!

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  12. Just gorgeous! The bees the block, your applique work, all of it. No snow in Holland, as a matter of fact yesterday and today I am on my bike. Enjoy your sew day

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  13. Your Bee looks just perfect! I have been following the weather in your part of the country. First I was thinking we would travel to Spring but now I think we can pack our snowboots! Stay safe and warm!

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  14. what sweet bees and such a nice personal addition to your block. Esther would love it - I'm sure.
    We're bracing for the blizzard today too - be safe and stay warm.

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  15. Amazing stitching on those bees!!

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  16. OMG... I love this block. It is so intricate. You've done a wonderful job on those bees. Love it!

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  17. Fantastic block.The bees are perfect!

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  18. Stay safe and happy Stitching.
    LOVE your bees.

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  19. wow such beautiful work,the bee is so cute.

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  20. I love the bees! I hope that you got just enough snow to enjoy but not too much more than that.

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  21. The bee is quite interesting. Good fabric choices and will make an interesting addition to the quilt.

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  22. Beautiful fabric for your flowers. I'm in love with your bees. Hugs

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  23. Two perfect blocks. The bee is so sweet!

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  24. Your block is wonderful and your bees are just perfect!

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  25. I love these blocks, such lovely work!

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