I started out last week thinking about using a different pattern for Jen’s bee block but at the last minute I saw this pattern and knew it would fit perfectly with her theme. Jen blogs over at A Dream and A Stitch but you can read Jen’s Bee Block request post here.
Jen asked us to make any block in any size using tertiary colors. I think these are tertiary colors. Well, I hope these are tertiary colors. She wants to make all of her bee blocks into mini quilts to hang in her sewing studio, her new one after she moves.
You can find the free pattern here at the Stitch Supply Co.
Jen is moving to Montana. Since I’m from North Dakota, that makes us practically neighbors. So I feel the need to warn her about some of that wildlife she’ll find. Us North Dakotans know for sure that all of our deer come from Montana.
I’ve driven thru Montana many times and know that that little fact is true. They are everywhere in both of our states: on the roads, in the hills, in the gardens, in the woods, in the backyards, in the cities, and always around the next bend on the highway standing in your lane looking up at you as you drive towards them.
I thought I’d include some deer in Jen’s block just to remind her to always be on the look-out for the deer and the elk and the mule deer and the antelope and even the moose because even in the dark they all look alike and make big dents in your car.
What I Learned Today:
- Tu-Na Helper knows what a purple thang is! I was finishing Jen’s block as he came into my sewing room. “You’re using your purple thang,” he announced. And we both giggled. If you haven’t read my story yet about my purple thang, you can find it here.
- Our apple trees are loaded with apples again this year. They are small and green yet.
Question: Have you been annoyed by a deer or other 4 legged animal? They sure like my roses preferring to eat them in the rosebud stage. They also eat tulips and asparagus and apples and strawberries and even daylilies. They are always on our road and sitting in our apple orchard waiting for the apples to ripen. They’ve become so tame they don’t even move out of our way. Yes, we’ve discovered several times just how much damage deer and mule deer can do to a car. Let’s just say, it ain’t pretty!
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I had to stare at that block for awhile before I saw the deer. Part of this may be because I’ve been tearing off paper foundation papers all evening. Haha. Tu-Na Helper is going to be quiltin’ soon if he starts recognizing tools of the trade. You’re going to have to expand your workspace!
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Karen this block is great. I don’t know if it’s just my imagination but there is something new and really modern going on with your style…I love it and think Jen will be excited to see your contribution to her mini wall.
What a thoughtful block in fantastic colors! I had to take a second look before I saw the deer. by Tuna’s helper recognizing the purple thang, you have trained him well!
Really nice work Karen! Love the colours! I still can’t see deer though!
Maybe one has to be from North Dakota to see them, but check out that purplish fabric. I think you’ll see them then.
OOooo! The deer! How awesome! 😀 I am originally from Montana before I pretended to be a city girl for awhile, so I know ALL about those deer. I love this block! It is perfect.
That is a fabulous block, and I love the subtle deer print. If she was moving to Minnesota, you’d have to find a purple mosquito print fabric instead… 🙂
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