Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Bee Blocks (Part 1)

This weekend was just fantastic!  I spent a good bit of it focusing on my bee blocks for this month.  Want to see what folks are asking for?

In my Sew & Bee Happy bee, folks request a block that each hive member makes from their stash alone.  Kat had requested a monochromatic block with a little white wonky star for her picnic quilt.  She gave us a list of colors to choose from so we're not all making similar blocks.  I chose dark/royal blue for my block:



Over in Sew Bee Blissful, Sarah had requested a scrappy rainbow starflower design using a fantastic tutorial by Ellison Lane Quilts.  The great thing about this tutorial is for very little additional effort you get two blocks instead of just one.  So, Sarah will get a pair of these:


And finally (for the Part 1 of this post) I made two blocks for the Care circle of Do.Good Stitches.  Dolores was looking for a pair of complementary blocks in a green (olive, lime, teal, avocado) that were made with matching fabric.  For this, we used a sawtooth star tutorial by Purl Bee.



Stars are big right now apparently :)  I loved making each and every one of these.  In Part 2 of the bee catch up there will be....wait for it....more stars!  Eeekk!  This is so exciting :)



19 comments:

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Awesome blocks!! Not that I'm biased or anything ;)
Actually that's funny because I was going to choose the block you did for Sarah myself but decided to come up with an original design instead. So you almost had to make another one of them ;)

susan said...

All those stars are fab! Making blocks like that just makes me happy. Sounds like the same for you!

Dolores said...

Wow! Who knew stars were so popular? I nearly went with a completely different block but the stars were calling...

Toni said...

Great blocks! Stars are always fun!

Lynne said...

Stars seem to be very popular!

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the stars, although getting a little worried at myself sitting here playing name that fabric...

Sarah said...

Phew, Katy did it too... (guess the fabric that is) Love all your blocks Cindy, but I still dont know how you manage to keep up with so many bees... well done!

cheeky monkey said...

The rainbow star looks great. I love all the colors ..

Nicky said...

Star struck you are!

Judith, Belfast said...

What a fun block party you had! And I see there are more Bee Blessed blocks too! You're the girl! Jxo

patchworkdelights said...

I love stars and these are lovely stars Cindy!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love all the stars!

Kelly said...

Great bee blocks!

Sheila said...

Love a star block.

mammafairy said...

Looks great. Love your blues.

Annabella said...

Gorgeous bee blocks Cindy!

daisy and jack said...

love the blocks cindy - you've inspired me - I'm off to start on my do good stitches :)

Flying Blind... said...

Beautiful x

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Your stars are great and I got mine from you in the post (sorry, meant to shoot you an email to say thanks but it slipped my mind) and they are even more gorgeous in reality than that one looks on my screen. Thank you hon xx

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