January Bee Blocks

Ah January... the first week of the month allowed plenty of time to get my bee blocks completed and mailed off. Ya know, before I broke my sewing machine on January 8th. :-/

For Stash Bee, Alison asked us to make classic sawtooth blocks with nestled star using her tutorial. I really liked the fast flying geese tutorial that Alison linked to. Her chosen colors were burgundy, light pink, navy and light blue. Light pink is hard to come by in my stash, but I managed to find some good options and I decided to go big with two interior stars. Here's my 16.5" unfinished block.

For do. Good Stitches, Lyanna asked us to make three 8 1/2" scrappy Jacob's Ladder blocks with low volume grey background, warm colors in the 4-patches and cool colors in the HSTs. My scraps, precut into 2 1/2" squares and strips, were helpful for the 4-patches. I used some of my leftover strips from last month's do. Good Stitches blocks.

I've realized part of the fun of bees is waiting to see a completed quilt putting together all our work. I can't wait!



3 thoughts on “January Bee Blocks

  1. Bo

    Your Stash Bee quilt looks great!! I really like the colors set off by white in your good stitch blocks!! Look forward to seeing that completed!! Also, I hope you have your sewing machine back up and running!! How frustrating!!

    1. sarah

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      Oh, yes. (Trouble with a scheduled post. Oops.) The machine was a quick fix. The hand wheel just broke and fell off while I was sewing, but I was in and out of the shop in like 10 minutes. If only it hadn't happened in the first 5 minutes of an evening when I was going to "just sew all evening." ;-) Thanks for visiting!


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