A few recent Bee Blocks that I never posted.
These spiderweb blocks are for Natalie of Beyond the Reef. I’ve always wanted to try the spider web block. My work is not perfect (sorry to be your guinea pig, Natalie). Part of my defense is that I was blinded by her amazing choice of fabrics. Lots of Denyse Schmidt, a little Joel Dewberry – and they all looked so cool with that charcoal gray to set them off! You can see some of the blocks assembled here.
This quilt-as-you-go block is for Erica of Crafty Blossom. Again, my first time trying a new technique I’ve been eyeing and admiring for a while now. This is based on Penny’s Quilt-as-you-go tutorial, which is great. Erica sent lots of vintage fabrics which also made it very fun. I even added a small piece of my own vintage fabric find. Can you spot it?
I think every bee block I’ve done has been a total pleasure. I’ve tried blocks that I’ve had my eye on without having to commit to a whole quilt. And I got to play with other people’s cool fabric. My month is coming up in November. Which means I need to finally decide what I want to do. Clearly I have commitment issues.
PS If you want to see other quilt-as-you-go awesomeness check out Heather at Alamodefabric.