Friday, May 30, 2014

May blocks

Bees and Bee blocks for May

It was my turn in May to be on the receiving end of at least one set of blocks. For my month in the
Jane Austen Bee and Book Club, I chose the  "Knee Socks Block" by Elizabeth Hartman. It's a great scrap buster block and I've asked everyone not to sew all the sub units together so that I may mix them all up again and have greater variety within each large block (they finish at 24.5"). I've done this before in a block I chose for Always Bee Learning Bee and I loved the end results. That quilt is almost finished so stay tuned for the reveal.

Speaking of  Always Bee Learning Bee, 1/2 rectangles for Debbie at A Quilters Table.  The weather refused to cooperate for the photo session…... spring time in Colorado.

Haven@ do.good stitches. is making a sampler quilt. Everyone it seems has stars on their mind, so stars it is. These 2 are from Fresh Lemon's Solstice Stars Series free patterns.

It was an honor in May to test a pattern for Leanne at She Can Quilt. This pattern, called Canvas, which Leanne has graciously given to us to give a copy away, will be available to one lucky follower early in June so check back often!! There are so very many ways to combine the 8 fabrics- and the pattern comes in sizes from a mug rug to all kinds of bed sized quilts. (Pictured is a pillow size test block finishing at 20 x 20"). For really spectacular finished projects go to Leanne's blog and check out her work. Or even better, go get the patterns and give it a try

And lastly, although not a Bee quilt block, a Birthday Bee, but a sewn thing none the less…. so I'll include it here. For Amanda WTB. Last month I made doggie collars and a small zip pouch for Joey. For this month, a little selvedge, some paper piecing, some spools and some of Amanda's favorite colors. You can see more pictures in her instagram feed @whatthebobbin

Amanda said she loved Lizzy House and orange,  I guess I'm one of her peeps this month.


  1. I can barely keep up with two bees . . . how do you do so many? Although we do share a few friends. Debbie is in my Mid Century Modern Bee and Leanne is part of the Four-in-Art group I belong too. It's fun to see how names crossover among blogs. Love what you tried with Leanne's pattern. Still plugging away slowly on my Colorful Colorado challenge quilt.

  2. Your blocks are beautiful, and your version of Canvas is wonderful!


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