sherbet pips 'pups'
scrappy trees and houses quilt

lots and lots of pieced trees and houses

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Warning : If you are not fond of pieced tree and house blocks or itty bitty pieced blocks please look away now.

Almost a year and a half ago it was my turn to be queen of the month in the Ten Make Two bee.  It just so happened that all my fellow bee-ers were ladies of enviable talent in the block making department, so I decided to put those skills to use and came up with my idea of making blocks made up of - pieced trees and house as well as mini versions of any quilt block (modern or traditional)all added in together any way they pleased.  I showed them my blocks (above and below) and then sat back and waited to see what they would come up with.

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This bee was made up of ten members and we all created blocks from our scrap stash.  Below are all the amazing blocks I received, perfectly pieced and far exceeding any expectations of the brilliance I had hoped for.

I have to quickly just add in here that I still to this day, never received blocks from two members of this bee (even though I still subsequently went ahead and made their blocks for them when their own months came about).

I don't bear those two members any ill will at all, I know things can change and sometimes your plans along with them.  However, I got the blocks I had received out the other day and realised I was doing them a great disservice by not making them up into a quilt.  Each member made two blocks, so in order to keep the length of this post in check, I am showing just one each here.

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Made by Tacha

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Made by Louise

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Made by Shanna

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Made by Katy

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Made by Katie

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Made by Beth

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Made by Sarah

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Aren't they all scrumptious??  

While I get on with how best to piece up my little beauties, I'd love to know what your own experiences of being in a bee have been like?  Have you ever had blocks that just didn't turn up?  or blocks inadequately made?  or have all of your experiences been only positive?

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