Monday, March 24, 2014

Bee Blocks

I've been caught up with my bee blocks for a while now.....just need to put them in the mail.

asterisk blocks
For do.Good Stitches, Erica requested asterisk blocks.  I have made these once before for our guild block lotto.  This is a fun block to make.  I like the larger size - 9.5" rather than 6".  I am doing better about cutting into my treasured fabrics.  Here I used some precious Hope Valley and Anna Maria Horner.  The black strips are from a quilt I made years ago for my oldest son.
spiderweb block
Cindy is doing a spider web quilt in solids with texty, low volume centers for our MCM Bee.  I think I could make these blocks in my sleep by now!  I already had the centers prepped for my blocks, and coming up with strips of solids was no problem.  I had to resist cutting into my "bolts" of solids when I have plenty in my scrap basket.  As a reminder, the spiderweb block tutorial can be found here.

churn dash block
Carla's block was put in the mail a while ago, but I neglected to post a picture.  She is continuing with her juicy fruit churn dash quilt and requested more blocks for that.  I love these little churn dashes put together in a bigger block.  She has the best tutorial for making these if you are interested in making some yourself.  

I am so happy to be a part of two wonderful bees.  What about you?  Do you participate in any online bees?  If so, what's your favorite block made so far?

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Looks like a busy weekend sewing and nothing your different blocks and lots of happy colors....thanks

  2. Love those Churn Dashes! What glorious colors!

  3. Oh yes I love my online bees : ) not sure about a favourite block however.ive made so many!

  4. I love those churn dash blocks! Wow! I've never been in an online bee, but it is something I might be interested in :-) It looks like fun!