Monday, September 29, 2014

Bee Blocks

One of my goals each month is to keep up with bee blocks. Here are the ones I've been working on lately:

Hand pieced blocks for Reed, a member of CSQ's Piecing Group. Reed does a superb job of marking and cutting her pieces accurately for hand piecing; these went together very easily. These blocks are not pressed; we let the owner press the finished blocks in the way that works best for her. With hand piecing, all the seams float free on the back, so she can spin the seams as needed. These are fairly small blocks - the finished edges of the center hexie are about 1 inch. Each block took about an hour to sew (not EPP.)
Bee blocks for Reed
Next up, Chrissy's blocks for Sew Bee It. She handed out scrappy X & Plus blocks, and asked us to add our own fabric for the X. These were fun to put together; I might have to make some of these for myself when I get a chance. (And when would that be, with all the other projects on my list?!!!)
Bee blocks for Chrissy

Due to a STLMQG event, Sew Bee It is doing both the September and October blocks now and both are due at the November meeting. So Cathy handed hers out, too.  She's doing all solids in HSTs, greys and yellow to which she'll add pops of turq. Her layout is sort of like wonky pinwheels, with occasional HST units rotated randomly.
Bee blocks for Cathy

Linking up today with Judy at Patchwork Times - check out everyone else's design walls over there.


  1. These look great, I like the scrappy X and + blocks, and I really like the color theme for blocks for Cathy.

  2. These are all beautiful blocks. My favorite is the second star. :)