Wednesday, January 9, 2013

December Bee Blocks

Happy Wednesday! Just stopping in to share some bee blocks from the end of 2012 ...


First up for the do. Good Stitches Faith circle, we were working on a very special project that I can't share much more than that about.  :-)  But this is one of the blocks I made - a ribbon star block. I love how this block turned out. It was a bit time intensive.  It is really helpful to lay everything out and sew the pieces as Lee suggests in the tutorial.  Totally worth it though.

Then, for my Modern Stitching Bee, we made these fun blocks with HSTs.  I have a love-hate relationship with the HST.  I think its all the trimming. I'd rather be lazy, but I like the results better when I do it right.  :-) I used a lot of my Simply Color charm pack and some Honeycomb - they are great for projects with bright colors.

Then, for do. Good Stitches Faith Circle in December, we made these blocks Converging Corners blocks.  These were fun and I can't wait to see how the whole quilt turns out.  This seemed easy (and it was) but took more time than I thought they would.  Some Simply Color charms and then random scraps for the corners.  Of course, the Bella White Bleached is my go-to for the background and sashing for most projects.

I should really start on my January blocks .... if I start early then it won't matter if they take longer than I thought they would!

Happy Sewing! :-)


  1. Wow Chrissy, they're beautiful! I like the look of the last two with the pressed lines especially. =) Very nice.

    I'm not working on any bee blocks, but I'm working on a lot of blocks for some quilts of my own. It's exciting! =)

    Have a great day.

  2. You are a busy girl, they look great, I am in awe, I haven't tried quilting yet, I would love to though, a little bit worried I would fall in love with all the fat quaters and end up with a very large stash.

  3. Love all your blocks! Your finished quilts will be awesome!

  4. Very pretty! The colours of the Converging Corners and fabrics are fabulous!

  5. Ooh lots of great blocks!!

    I'm with you on the HSTs. Love how they look, hate making them!!

  6. I love Basic Grey fabrics, made a king quilt with Blitzen for Christmas. You asked me for pictures because I purchased so much fabric but I don't know how to send them.
    I will definitely order the kit for the ornaments quilt and have a person designated for it for next Christmas.


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