Rocky Mountain Puzzle Bee Blocks

Now that the sewing has begun again, I’m frantically trying to catch up on my Modern Stitching Bee blocks {as our deadline is August 15th}!  I already finished one of Rhonda’s blocks for May {see it here}, but her other block choice is rather complex, so I thought it might be better to sew a little something more simple first {though, after the number of times I had to unpick the first block…I guess it wasn’t as simple as I had anticipated!}:

Rocky Mountain Puzzle 1

The blocks for June were for Susan of PatchworknPlay and she included a tutorial on making them here.  Susan wanted the blocks to be made with a fussy cut center and to use soft colors of  lemon, lime, light aqua/blue, pink with touches of grey or soft tan.

Rocky Mountain Puzzle 2

I knew right away that I needed to use a girl from The Simple Life I had remaining from Norah’s quilt back, and it went together well with some Bliss {I am almost out of those green tiles…I wish I’d have bought yards of them!} and The Sweetest Thing.

Rocky Mountain Puzzle 3

I actually didn’t have a lot of fabric that was great for fussy cutting, but my mom and I had spotted Folk Tale by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches when we visited The Intrepid Thread, and it seemed the perfect fabric for the job {we may or may not have ordered an entire fat quarter bundle…just to make sure we had plenty!}.  Then, the gingham is from The Simple Life and the flowers are The Sweetest Thing.

I really think these blocks are so sweet, it makes me want to make a super soft color quilt too!  Now, if only I could figure out the lighting in our new house, I really had to bump up the colors on these pictures…which I’m not used to doing!  I guess I was spoiled by the bright rooms in Monterey!

Do you have any tricks for getting bright pictures in a not-so-bright house?

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  1. says

    those blocks are so cute with the fussy cut fabrics in the middle. I don’t have any tips except that I just try to find the spots that are the brightest in my home to take pictures or I go outside. The rooms where the sun shines in are the best.
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  2. Pat S says

    Those are such pretty blocks. I’d love to do something like that but every time I get involved in tons of seams in a single block I have such a huge struggle with the finished size. Yours are just yummy.

  3. Suz says

    Thank you for taking so much time to choose the perfect fabrics for these blocks! I love them! Sorry they caused you difficulties. Thanks again! S

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