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.
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 https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/shecanquilt
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.|