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The Bee Hive (Swarm Tisha, #beehiveswarmtisha on IG)

Our block this month was Autumn Chain Block, chosen by Kaitie (@thegingerquilter). She chose navy, bright saturated pink, light grey and light blue in the following arrangement. This block went together quickly. I like the different variations shown in the tutorial.

Here's the 5-inch signature block I made for Kaitie from my scraps.

Stash Bee (Hive 1)

Robin asked us to make 16 teal and white HSTs and sew them together as we liked, a bit of "HST Hysteria." I decided on 8 teals and made two HSTs of each for a scrappy block. (#1 Tip for HSTs: Make sure you trim them up to the appropriate size for a square, accurate block before attaching to others!) Here's my finished block:

do. Good Stitches (Promise Circle)

This month Meghan had us make blue exploding blocks using a tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company. Since we used 6 fabrics, our squares were: two 4-inch center squares followed by 5-inch, 6.25-inch, 8-inch, and 10.5-inch squares. This made a finished block approximately 14 inches square. This was a super fast block. I'm thinking it would make a fun baby quilt to just keep exploding until it was between 36 and 48-inch square.

In summary, I like dots. ;-)


The Bee Hive (Swarm Tisha, #beehiveswarmtisha on IG)

The Bee Hive is a quilt block tutorial series and quilt bee put together by Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts. There are some great block patterns coming out of The Bee Hive and for our first month Lauren picked the Tic Tac Toe block, which was fun to put together. I didn't take a picture of the signature block I made for her to include on the back of her quilt... I used some of my leftover bits to make a 4-patch of HSTs and surrounded it with white fabric. I think I may want a better (permanent) pen for writing on quilt blocks/labels. What are your favorites?


Stash Bee (Hive 1)

In February, Sara was our Queen Bee. She has an existing project with 20 of these blocks and decided to add to it this month with the bee. I love her color palette and had fun putting these together. Two months in a row of Stash Bee Flying Geese... I wonder what March will hold. ;-)


do. Good Stitches (Promise Circle)

Heather of Modern Parti Quilts joined our circle this month and chose these improv log cabins. While these aren't really my colors (the mustard... I was surprised I even had so many fabrics in this color in my stash!), I think the project is super fun and will look great all together. We had the option of making these 12" log cabins or making a 12" block comprised of four 6" log cabins. You can see her take on the blocks in her blog post. P.S. I'm loving that navy diamond fabric and looking forward to using it in a project again soon!


Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday and Let's Bee Social.


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!