Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Bee Blocks Galore!

I have just finished six blocks for the 3x6 mini bee I joined. The idea is that we are in 'beehives' of seven people, and we make the same block for everyone in the group. We were all able to specify particular colours, likes and dislikes but the block itself and the fabric used will be a surprise. I requested a mix of fabric and patterns as I would like to make an eye spy quilt for my little one. For my six blocks to send out I decided to try stripes. I am really happy with the results!

Requested: grey, pink, white

Requested: green and turquoise

Requested: red, white, aqua

Requested: a rainbow with critters!

Requested: blue, green, orange, white and yellow

Requested: a rainbow, no orange

I got these six blocks completed in four days and have loved seeing how the same design can look so different depending on the fabrics used. As well as sewing I have been counting my blessings over the past week. Haiti is a sharp reminder to give thanks for so many good things in my life and never to take it for granted.

If that wasn't enough sewing I also completed two blocks for another quilting bee I am in. I think I am going to give my sewing machine the day off tomorrow!


  1. I love all of your striped squares! I'm sure your bee-mates will be very pleased! :)

  2. Wow Jo! You've been busy. They're all so pretty too!

  3. What fun to take part in a bee! Seeing other bloggers blocks and quilts helps me to choose the 'looks' I like. Your last 2 blocks here reinforce my love of green, orange and stripes. Teresa x

  4. I'm loving your bee blocks. Do you have a flickr page where we can see more? My flickr name is bostonzabe if you'd like to check out my bee blocks :)