Monday, May 7, 2012

Polaroid Blocks

If you've never been a part of a quilting bee, let me share that one of the best parts is picking which block your friends will make for you.
For me, it's a process of sorting through favorite blocks in books, flickr examples, blog tutorials, until you find just the right block. And instead of making millions of blocks, your bee mates help you with the process.

For round two of the Wonky Bee, I chose Polaroid blocks. You've probably seen these floating around the blogosphere, and as far as I can tell, this was the first block, by Little Miss Shabby. Then, a tutorial was posted over here.

I asked the wonky girls for blocks with various gray backgrounds, wonky or not, as many photos as they'd like per block.

Polaroids received
Blocks shown from Sara, Melissa and Jessica.

I've received blocks from all but one member (and it's okay; I wasn't in a rush for them!). I haven't photographed Nicke's blocks yet, but you can see them here.

Funnily enough, Rachel chose this same block for do. Good Stitches last month. Honestly, that's great, because they aren't difficult to make, and each one is different. I know I won't get tired of them before my quilt is done! I've only made one block for myself so far, and haven't photographed it.

Polaroid Blocks for do.Good Stitches

Here are the blocks I made for Rachel.

I hope to make more Polaroid blocks soon! You should try them, too!

P.S. The HMQG retreat this weekend was so much fun!! It's already been decided that our guild will have an annual retreat. Over the weekend, I finished several bee blocks, and also, I have a quilt top!

More. More. MORE!

It's this one, all done! Now, I just need to figure out what to back it with, and I'll get started on the quilting! And take a picture of the top, of course!

P.P.S. Still no wedding pictures, but sooooon!


  1. Eeek, love the Polaroids! I haven't made any yet, but they're on my list! :)

    Cannot wait to see your new quilt top!!

  2. The mix of grays in your polaroid blocks are great!

  3. Love those Polaroid blocks! Thy are on my to-do list too. The retreat sounds like fun.

  4. Those Polaroid blocks are fabulous! Love the rest of the bee blocks! (And I'm excited to see wedding pics in the future.)

  5. i love those polaroids so much. i can't wait to see your finished top! it looks so fun.

  6. i loved making these blocks too. i kinda want to make some more... ;) another curvy one maybe... i LOVE your new quilt top too. so bright and happy! it feels so happy to me!

  7. OK--I haven't seen the polaroid blocks yet (I know, I know...I live under a rock) but am totally loving these. What a unique quilt this will be...can't wait to see the final product!


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