Trees & Gnomes for Kate

I had a lot of fun with this, Kate!  I’m not sure that my trees are all that wonky, but I followed the directions and tried to cut at a variety of angles.

A few of my background fabrics looked better with on the wrong side, so I used them that way.  It hopefully isn’t obvious in the picture, but Kate will be able to tell when she sees the back of the block.

I hope this goes well with what you want.  I can’t wait to see what you put together with all these!

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February Block for Sue

I hope this deep green works for what you are looking for, Sue! I enjoyed making this one.  I wrote the instructions down correctly but still managed to cut to many squares of both fabrics, so I have an extra set of HST that I am sending you as well.  I hope you can use them.

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I wrote the instructions down correctly but still managed to cut to many squares of both fabrics, so I have an extra set of HST that I am sending you as well.  I hope you can use them.

 

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Charlotte Skyline

Sue asked about where we live.  I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, and have been here for 11 years.  Charlotte is a big city, though I frequently forget how big it is and how many people really live here.  While you often hear that everyone in Charlotte is a transplant, I actually know quite a few native Charlotteans.

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North Carolina is generally thought of in three geographic parts: coastal, mountains, and Piedmont.  The Piedmont is in the middle and that’s where I am.  I like that I am about a 2 hour drive to the mountains and a 4-5 hour drive to the coast.  I go to the mountains much more than the coast–I love the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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The view from one of my favorite overlooks in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

 

Hello from North Carolina

Hi Everyone! Sorry it has taken me so long to introduce myself.  I’m super excited to be a part of Bee Inspired!

I’m Emily and I blog at http://thedarlingdogwood.blogspot.com/  I’m a librarian at a community college and I live in Charlotte, NC with my husband and our 3-year old son.  Bee Inspired is my second bee for 2017; I am in my second year of the Stash Bee and am a Hive Mama this year.

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I started quilting in college in the fall of 1997, so this fall will be my 20th anniversary.  I especially love novelty fabrics and have a bit of an obsession with I Spy quilts.  I am an active “blanketeer” with the Charlotte chapter of Project Linus and I donate quilts I’ve made regularly.

Here is my January block for Sharon.  I didn’t have a ton of cream prints so there is some duplication on those; I hope that’s okay. I will get it mailed out after the MLK holiday.

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I’m so excited to spend this year with you all!  I can’t wait to see what you each come up with!