Monday, July 27, 2015

A Boatload of Bee Blocks!!

Well, it was a productive weekend and I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to start Monday Morning all caught up on my Bee Blocks!!!!  Just in time for the new August ones ;)   So here is what I was sewing this weekend.

First, the catch up blocks.   The June block for the Bees Knees group was for Amy of Diary of a Quilter and she asked us to make a 20" Swoon Block, and oh my, I just love the way it turned out!!!  I absolutely loved making this with all of those wonderful points to match up!!  So fun!!!  And the fabrics Amy sent, fabulous!!!!  Every time I make one of these blocks for a bee, I tell myself I am going to make the full quilt . . . someday ;)

The June block for the Beejeebers Bee group were these fun X blocks for Cathy ;)  We used the ever popular Badskirt Tutorial to make these ;)  I love the colors Cathy choose and had a lot of fun putting these together.   I had made them before, so they went together super fast, and yes, once again, I loved all of those points to line up :)

And on to July's blocks!!!   For the Bees Knees group,  Calli from Make it Do asked us to make some traditional T blocks.  This was my first time making the T blocks and they were fun and fast.   I think I might have to make some more of these in the future ;)

And finally, the July Beejeebers block was for Celeste, and she asked us to make a Quasar Star in wonderful Red White and Blue.   I still had all of my scraps out from the Log Cabin Block Swap so this was super easy to pick fabrics for ;)   Here is the tutorial we used for the block, and Celeste whipped up these measurements to upsize it to 12".
White (4) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares (8) 2" x 2" squares  (8) 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
Blue  (4) 2" x 2" squares  (4) 2" x 6 1/2" rectangles
Red (4) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares  (4) 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles  
(4) 2" x 5" rectangles 
 And of course, I totally want to make an entire quilt of these.  So pretty!!!!

I am starting to notice a trend that with each new month's bee block, I add another quilt to my ever growing list of quilts I want to make.  Please tell me I am not the only one that does this ;)

But all is well, because I am all caught up ;)  For the next week at least ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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  1. I love the swoon block too ! Need to make more blocks, only 3 made so far!

  2. Love all the blocks but especially the swoon block. Wow! What background fabric and color did you use?

  3. Great looking blocks. I haven't had the courage to do any block swaps yet as I'm still perfecting my sewing skills; I am getting better. Where can I find the swoon block pattern? I really like the last pic, red white and blue block. Where can I find that pattern? Karen

  4. Excellent weekend results! I really love your swoon block, the fabric choices are wonderful and make me want to make this block. I also like the Quasar Star block, I already have this block on my to do list. You did a great job on both of your other blocks, but they have never made it onto my list. I do not know why, just one of those odd things about me. LOL. So to answer your question, yes my to do list grows each and every day! I know I will never have enough years in life to complete my list. But it sure is fun to try! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  5. These are all great but the Red, White & Blue is outstanding. What an awesome quilt this would make!

  6. Hi there Melissa,
    The link for the diagram of the last block shown in this post unfortunately does not work.
    Would you be able to post a good link…that block has given me some serious ideas and I'd like to start planning…but I can't do that till I have at last the dimensions and a diagram…thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    snausages22 at yahoo dot CA

  7. What a lovely selection of bees blocks. I just had a time gap with no ideas, so made a Swoon quilt. Next job is to quilt it.

  8. a nice selection of blocks here, now I know I am getting to grips with quilting as I can work out how to make some of these without instructions,

  9. Beautiful blocks. I love that Quasar block.


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