Me and my sewing machine spent some quality time the last few days sewing up bee blocks for my hive 15 beemates in the 4x5 modern quilt bee, and I am super thrilled with how they turned out.
I used this tutorial as the basis for these blocks, and altered the dimensions slightly so that each finished square measured 2" and my unfinished block measured 12.5" square. I toyed with buying the lil twister tool to make these blocks, but I wasn't crazy about the fabric waste it looks like you end up with. My way was probably the more time consuming way, but still fun and fairly easy to piece together. By far it was harder to keep the pieces in order than the actual sewing!
This block is for Little Bluebell. Adrianne requested pink, orange and aqua. This wasn't a color combo I would have thought of as something I'd like, but this block ended up being one of my favorites!
For creationsbyrachel. Rachel requested light aqua and light yellow, with some light grey thrown in as well. I just love this block, the colors are so calming, reminds me of a spa!
For Stitch 'n' Bits. Rachel requested aqua, yellow and grey, which was a popular color combo in our hive! Including myself, 3 of the 6 of us requested aqua, yellow and grey. Could be cause its just so darn pretty :-)
For Charise *. Charise asked for yellow, red and pink. I typically don't lean toward pink for myself, but every time I make a block for someone using pink I think, "I should use more pink!" Just so so pretty.
For Seaside Stitches. Tina asked for pink, orange and yellow. Yummy :-)
Hopefully my hivemates are as happy with these blocks as I am!
These turned out great! Lucky hive mates!ReplyDelete
Love how they all turned out. It makes me want to make a quilt like this. You did a wonderful job. Love all your fabric choices.ReplyDelete
Absolutely darling, Jess. Every one of them. Now I want to buzz around you too!ReplyDelete
great block! I'm sure they'll be pleased!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, those are fab!ReplyDelete
Wow, they turned out beuatifully.ReplyDelete
Your blocks are lovely! Must keep this in mind for my Bee month.ReplyDelete
I love my block! It was waiting for me when I returned home from vacation. Thanks, Jess! As soon as we finish cleaning up from Irene, I'll be finishing up my blocks for our hive.ReplyDelete