Friday, September 05, 2014

September Compass Quilters Blocks

We are into month #2 for our compass quilters bee and our September queen bee is Nesta from Ella & Nesta's Little Room. For our blocks this month she wanted us to make these cute cross stitch blocks.


They were really quick to make and the color combinations are endless. Here is the tutorial that she had us use, requesting that we make the 6 inch blocks with pinks, yellows, or oranges with low volume or white backgrounds. I know my block in the upper right looks small but I promise, it's the same size as all the others. It's just an optical illusion from the camera angle and the placement on the edge of the ottoman.

I hope the bottom right one isn't too gold. It's definitely not as bright a yellow and the other two. Here are my 2 favorite blocks. Both of the crosses on these blocks are Riley Blake fabrics. What I really love about them though, are the background fabrics. I knew I'd be able to use this bicycle fabric someday, and the text fabric just matched perfectly.



She originally requested 2 blocks from each member of the bee, but we all agreed that we should do 8 since they were so small. I hope she likes them! Now to get working on my block for October.

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow, they are gorgeous, love the bright cheeriness the blocks bring.

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  2. I love all of them! Thank you so much!

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  3. I am starting to get excited on Nesta's behalf. I love the ones I have made; Rebecca has chosen some beautiful fabrics; and yours look great. She will get a lovely collection.

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  4. very nice collection here, how many blocks will you end up with at the ens of the swap

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  5. Very nice blocks, and I do love how the two you showed work with the background fabrics - lovely!

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  6. The cross stitch blocks are so cute! I've seen them here and there and thought I should surely find a way to use them. :)

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  7. These blocks are so simple and yet so cute! I love the fabrics you used.

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  8. Those blocks are really sweet! Love the fabrics you chose. Nice work!

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