Monday, June 4, 2012

June Bee Blocks

Did you guys have a good weekend?

 Ours was great. My parents came for a quick visit which is always fun, but my mom also painted my bedroom while she was here! Isn't she great? Rog was working all weekend so she painted while my dad and I took the kids to baseball practice Saturday morning. I had already gotten around all the trim done, but hadn't gotten to the rest of it yet. Mom to the rescue again! No pictures yet as we haven't moved anything back in there, but I have yet to decide if I like the color. It is a grey, but tends to go more towards the lavender-beige side. Not exactly what I was going for, but I doubt it gets repainted.

Onto the blocks...
I joined a new group, Always Bee Learning, and June was the first month of this round. Megan chose the Tokyo Subway Map blocks from the tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson. There wasn't anything really difficult about these, just a little tedious making sure things lined up and seam allowances were accurate.

These blocks were for Valerie in the Modern Blocks Bee. She requested square-in-square blocks in red, blue, grey, and white and she sent some great fabrics. I love that blue one with the white hexagons, though I have no idea what it is. She suggested four blocks from the book,  so I chose "Seeing Double" (on the left) which was designed by Yvonne Malone, and "Boxed Up" which was designed by Angela Yosten. Fun and easy blocks to put together. She is making a quilt for her son and I think it is going to look fabulous when she gets it finished!

While I was working on these, guess what I found...

The Marker Bandit strikes again!!


  1. The blocks look great! The Tokyo subway map blocks...did each bee member get a different section to do? It's a cool idea!

    Marker bandit. Oh dear! :) My 8yr old is still a marker bandit. He comes home from school with marker all over his hands and says "I don't know how that happened!"

  2. Hee! He looks so pleased, with his blue mouth and purple fingers! My one-year-old was a marker bandit this weekend, too -- it was so freaky-looking (and funny) that I took him to show my husband before washing his blue mouth. :>

  3. Toni, I love the blocks you did for me-I can't thank you enough! That blue hexagon fabric is from the Stockholm line by Robin Zingone for Robert Kaufman. It's a great collection of fabrics! and what a cute Marker Bandit you have-good thing, they're cute sometimes, right?!

  4. Your little bandit is hilarious, Toni! not so much the cleanup though, I'll bet! All your blocks are great. Love the idea of asking bee member to do the Tokyo Subway! I think that would be the only way I would ever get that one done! Would your Mom like to come and paint my fence???

  5. The Tokyo Subway blocks do look like attention to detail is required.

    Your little boy is so cute; I hope those markers are non-toxic.

  6. Your marker bandit is too cute. Love your bee blocks! I think your mom needs to visit me next...

  7. Your blocks look great - it's only June 5 & I feel behind already!

  8. But he wears his markers so well! ;o) Great job on the blocks :o)

  9. But it's such a cute smile! You will miss this some day! Really you will! :)