Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bee Block Round-Up

Happy Sunday!

I've had a very productive January so far, and have been able to finish up a lot of my goals for the 2015 FAL (more on those soon, weather permitting).

I also finished my bee blocks for this month over the weekend, while binge-watching the entire first season of Outlander on Xfinity (I'm already on the 5ht or 6th book, and I love it!)

The first blocks I made were for Nela, our swap mama for Stash Bee, hive 6. Nela requested swamp angel blocks, in complementary colors.

I also finished up Christina's blocks for our New Quilt Bloggers bee. These two were the most challenging bee blocks I've had so far--they each had 20 flying geese in them! I love how they look though, and I love her inspiration. I can't wait to see this one finished, maybe one day (when I feel like making flying geese again) I'll make some more of these blocks, I think they look great together. If you're interested, she has a tutorial on her blog.

Cheryl (our Queen bee for February) requested a super-sized scrappy tiles block, from her own pattern. This one was a lot of fun to make--and it was super quick. I love mixing up my blue scraps to get the perfect arrangement. I've been into scrappy blocks lately, so this was right up my alley. This block was 24 x 24, so she'll end up with a bed sized quilt.


I love being in bees and swaps, but it is always a relief when I finish my blocks and send them off (it's also exciting to finish some ahead of time!).

I am hoping for better weather next weekend, so I can take photos of some of my bigger finishes in the daylight. It's still dark when I get home from work--I am ready for spring time! (but dreading the rainy hurricane season...there is no pleasing me, ha!)

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Oh! Christina was ambitious with her block. It is absolutely lovely, but at least half of my local quilt group could not make anything that complicated. Good thing she has you in her bee group!

  2. I'm in the middle of the 5th book of the Outlander series! They are kind of addicting... your bee blocks look great. I am amazed at how much work must have gone into Christina's blocks - no wonder she calls it the $2,000 block!

  3. I really like the colors you used in the flying geese blocks. Congrats on catching up and I'm looking forward to seeing your other finishes. Waiting on the weather to cooperate is such a pain! :)

  4. Love the fabrics in your stash bee blocks - great movement in them! Missed the last episode of Outlander but have been gifted the book!

  5. Yikes! I need to make my blocks for Christina!! Thank you so much for reminding me and letting me see yours. Big shoes for me to fill!!!