Friday, July 06, 2012

3 months of bee blocks

June Bee Blocks

I feel like every blog post I have written lately starts with an apology about how long it has been since I last blogged, so I won't do that, other than to say I certainly didn't intend for it to be this long and hope to get back into a more consistent blogging habit soon!  In good news, we are all moved into our new house and getting closer to mostly unpacked.  We are really enjoying the new house and I am hoping to have much more time for sewing and other fun pursuits soon!
So, here are my last three months of bee blocks that I made for the Love circle of the do.good stitches bee.  Above are this past month's improv block for Jacey - I hadn't done much improv piecing before, and I really enjoyed making them!  I'll definitely have to do some more improv projects soon.

May bee blocks

For May, Deb asked us to make Patchwork Wheel blocks from (tutorial by Elizabeth of Don't call me Betsy).  I had fun making these scrappy bright blocks and enjoyed the secondary pattern of a star that emerges when you put them together.

polaroid block 2

For April, Rachel asked us to make Polaroid blocks loosely following this tutorial - but said it was fine if they had fewer than 9 polaroids in each block.  I liked the looser arrangement with fewer "photos" so I paper pieced each of the polaroids and then basically built each part up and fit it all together.  It was really fun to get to fussy-cut some of my cute fabrics and showcase them with these blocks!

polaroid block 1


  1. Love your polaroid blocks! I was so enamoured with the ones I've seen around, I'm starting a swap...Really like the patchwork wheel blocks too - nice!

  2. Hi Kate! I love all your blocks! Those first ones have so great colours and prints! The wheel block goes to my 'to do list' and polaroids are already on the list!
    Congratulations to your new home - enjoy and have fun! x Teje

  3. Congratulations on your new house! Glad to hear you're settling in well :) the blocks all look great and I really love your arrangement of the polaroids, so cool! X

  4. I've really enjoyed all the recent assignments in our circle! Your blocks have been great, and I'm excited to put that improv quilt together. I'm just waiting on one set of blocks and I'll be on my way!


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