Making progress

I'm behind on replies to comments, but be assured that I appreciate each and every one of them.  In fact, I think they have motivated me to finishing a few more projects that have been sitting on my to do list.

Here is my Pastiche Bee block for March.  Suzanne is a teacher and wanted vintage school and office supply blocks.  She specifically mentioned wanting a block with her glasses frames.  She thinks they look school marm-ish but I think they look cool.  It took me forever to decide how I wanted to do the background for the glasses on her block.  but as soon as I settled on piecing hexies for the background, the block was done in three days.

for suzetra in pastiche bee


And Charise, in the Cocorico Bee, wants house blocks.  I had to start with the windows because I love old window panes.  In high school I spent a summer working at a historical park stripping and repainting the old buildings.  I didn't enjoy all of the detailed woodwork around the windows then--picture 90 degrees in the sun, wearing a gas mask and using a heat gun to strip the old lead paint off of the woodwork.  But I old windows and woodwork now.  My favorite thing is to be inside an old building and looking through the glass to see the ripples and flow and how that changes your view of the outside world. 

it's a start


Well, I'm off to plan and start a few more bee blocks that I'm behind on. Thank you for the supportive comments lately.  They were just the kick in the pants that I needed. :)

13 comments:

Pile O' Fabric said...

Ohh! I love the fabric you chose for the hexagons, those are so awesome! Is that a fabric collection?

Amy Friend said...

Love the new block! Very cool.

Something Wilde said...

That glasses block is just about the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! WOW! I must learn to piece hexies.

Cassie said...

hexies + glasses = incredible awesomeness :)

ayumills said...

I LOOOOVE the glasses in the hexies background! You are so creative, Melinda! And I am looking forward to seeing your block for Charise too ;)

Prof. S said...

Wow! You put so much work and care and creativity into your sewing. It is truly inspiring.

melissa said...

hold the phone! that glasses block is AWESOME!!!!!!! i love all the hexies, you are a genius!!

and i love the old windows too. i just love seeing all your blocks, you never cease to amaze me.

Phoebe said...

Those blocks are INCREDIBLE. I want to swipe the glasses one. Love.

Basildon Kitchens said...

Those are the cutest glasses! ..and I love the hexies!

Suzanne said...

I said this on flickr, but I had to come over here as well. My school marm heart overfloweth! I love this block!

Ginette said...

I LOVE those glasses!!! The hexie background is just perfect!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love those blocks, particularly the hexies!!

Alli said...

Your eyeglass block is sooooo cool!

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