Q3 Bee Blocks

In June I showed you my Q2 bee blocks. Here's the Q3 bee block report.

July

The Bee Hive:  Kristen chose these low volume and blue Ripples blocks for her month. I had a great time pulling in a ton of different fabrics to use in this one. What fun this is going to be when she gets it all together.

do. Good Stitches: In July Julie picked these blocks. The 12" blocks went together very quickly. I loved using that spoon fabric for the first time!

Stash Bee: July was my month for Stash Bee and I picked Rainbow Simply Woven blocks. Here's the block I made as a sample, and mine with the first 8 blocks that I received. I've gotten all the blocks from my bee (no current photo of the whole group) and want to make some more to go with them before I start piecing them together. Not sure what size quilt I'm aiming for yet. I love these. Thanks to everyone in my bee!

 

August

Stash Bee: We made Curved Log Cabin blocks for Jennifer. I made mine on the late side, so I picked purple to round out the palette she received from the group. The sewing went together quickly on these (it felt much faster than the cutting). Maybe it helped that I was working with one of my favorite colors!

do. Good Stitches: Heather chose these blocks for us to make in August. I felt a little too lazy to mark my blocks like she showed, so I created a paper pieced section for each three piece corner for each star. I even managed to chain paper piece them in long strips... which was a little nutty, but helped make things go more quickly. I think her option for us making our blocks with three (and a blank) or 4 stars will create an interesting design element in the finished quilt.

 

September

do. Good Stitches: This month we made solid jewel tone and white Disappearing 4-Patch blocks (finished size 8"). Quick and easy, but since my stash is lacking in solids I'm glad I could find a good variety of jewel tones.

Stash Bee: Katie asked us to make Scrappy Crossroads blocks for her. Her palette was navy, blue, teal, orange and gold (and maybe touches of dark purple). I had fun going through my past project scraps to cut 2 1/2" squares. There are 48 feature fabrics in this block! Do you recognize any of these from my finished projects?

The Bee Hive: Last month I cut into Halloween fabric for the first time to make my Halloween Mini for the swap. It was so fun to work on and I was glad that Lisa gave me an excuse to use some more of my Halloween fabric for her Double Star block. She loves Halloween and skulls but wants to maker her project "fun and quirky." I thought this guy was the perfect choice!

 

Have you participated in a quilting bee? If so, which one? What was your favorite part? If you haven't participated in a bee and would like to try one, Stash Bee signups for 2016 open on October 28th.

10 thoughts on “Q3 Bee Blocks

    1. sarah

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      Only three... Usually I can finish them all in a couple days of sewing. I try to make bee blocks top priority at the beginning of the month to ensure that they get done on time, even if life gets a little crazy.

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  1. I want to stop everything I'm working on and make a low volume Ripples block. Yours is so lovely. Actually I want one of yours!!! Maybe someday I'll be a swap or bee with you. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

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    1. sarah

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      I'm at the end of the bee for my turn and I'm debating what I want to make. Ripples (inspired by this block) is one I'm considering. Mary, would you ever be interested in participating a round robin quilt? I'd really like to do that, but need to wait a while before I'll have the time for it.

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    1. sarah

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      I really enjoy them. Sometimes there's a color scheme that isn't quite me or a block I'd never want to make a bunch of, but it's given me a chance to try things I wouldn't have otherwise tried which is fun.

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