I have really enjoyed participating in quilt bees over the past two years. I was in Stash Bee in 2015 and both The Bee Hive and do. Good Stitches in 2015 and 2016. Today I mailed off my final blocks and I'll be taking a break from online quilt bees. I have two quilts in progress from my beautiful Bee Hive blocks and have contributed to many charity quilts with my do. Good Stitches blocks. I look forward to finishing my two quilts, one of which I may even keep for myself, as well as seeing the blocks I've contributed over the past months turned into finished quilts by my bee mates.
This weekend I got to work cutting out fabric for November and December bee blocks. I'm excited for them to be on their way.
The first block I made was a Fizzy block for Beckey. I love the color combination she chose. Any time I get to use low volume fabrics, I'm happy. She asked us to use grey, navy and any pink. It's worth noting that this block construction is designed to create a slightly oversized drunkard's path unit for each quarter that you trim down before putting the four sections together. It was fast and easy to construct!
It was such a surprise when Jaime chose an altered version of my Watermelon Plate block for our November do. Good Stitches blocks. Her version features a rainbow, with low volume corners. Here's what she asked for:
Red: 2.5 x 12.5"
Orange: 1.5 x 12.5"
Yellow: 3 x 12.5"
Green: 2.5 x 12.5"
Blue: 2.5 x 12.5"
Purple: 3 x 12.5"
Low Volume: 4.5 x 4.5" (cut 4)
Tic Tac Toe
My final bee blocks for the year were Tic Tac Toe blocks for Tisha, who is making a Halloween quilt for her son. She was the leader and organizer or our swarm for the past two years, so I just couldn't resist making some extra blocks for her. It was fun to pick from my Halloween fabric and reminded me that I really need to make myself a Halloween quilt!
Thanks for visiting! I'm linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday.
The Halloween quilt is so fun!
Thanks! I look forward to seeing the blocks that others send her for the quilt. I think it will be so fun and her son will love it!
enjoyed all your blocks!!
Hi Sarah, it's funny, I published a bee block post today. I referenced the surprise blocks you made for me. Those Halloween tic tac toe blocks are delightful! You have some great fabrics! Take care, Mary.
I love your year in review post. So many fun blocks! Thanks for visiting, Mary! I really need to get on making a Halloween quilt for myself. Playing with my Halloween stash was a reminder of that for sure!
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
I hope you enjoy taking a bit of a bee break. I am also stepping away from the Stash Bee next year.
Thank you, Yvonne. I'm sure we'll both have no trouble keeping ourselves busy with other work. :-)
I've enjoyed getting to know you through the bee, we'll miss you (though of course I'll still be following your blog)!
I'm glad we'll still be able to stay in touch. :-)
Oh, did I suggest that? ; )
Yep! ;-) Half credit goes to you!
New to Quilting and I would love to join a bee. I am having trouble finding an open one. Do you have any advise about finding one? Also I love all your quilts and fabric choices!!
Stash Bee and The Bee Hive are no longer accepting applications for 2107. :-/ Mark your calendar for Fall to check those next year during signup time. You can check do. Good Stitches, the charity bee... depends if you are looking for a bee where you'd receive blocks to make your own quilt, or if participating in a charity bee for making quilts for others would work for you. In do. Good Stitches quilters can sign up to sew blocks monthly or to also be responsible for picking block design and finishing the quilts two times a year for their group. It's all organized through Flickr groups.