Bee Blocks

I am currently in two bees, which is basically the perfect number. I might sign up for one more if one catches my eye, but I like the two I’m in right now.

This weekend I cranked out quite a few blocks for those two bees.

Scrappy Trip


This Scrappy Trip Around the World block is for a member of the KC Scrappy Bee. Her month is July and since the KC Modern Quilt Guild doesn’t meet (officially) in July, she handed out her block packets in June. I went ahead and finished it now.

I’m not a fan of the Scrappy Trip block. I know hundreds of people love it and find it addicting, but I’m just not one of them. I seam rip enough not on purpose…I definitely don’t want to do it on purpose. But It was a good experience and I’m glad I’ve made one. I’m also glad I didn’t get addicted because that would’ve been bad. I do not need another project to start.

String Blocks


These string blocks are also for the KC Scrappy Bee. I’ve also never done string blocks. They were OK, but not my favorite thing to do. I probably won’t do any for myself. I made two instead of one for this member because they do come together really quickly.

Spool Block


This spool block is for the wonderful person behind Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio. She started a local bee and this is our first block. This block is only 6.5 inches square. We could use any spool tutorial and I kind of made mine up after looking at about 1,000 of them. It’s actually paper pieced and I drew up the pattern myself. Again, that wasn’t a huge feat since I had just looked at like 1,000 patterns. I’m not super happy with how it turned out…mainly because of that top right corner. I’m not sure why it’s off by less than an eighth of an inch. I’m also not sure why less than an eighth of an inch bothers me, but it does. Either way, I’m not redoing it in hopes that it will be quilted over and hopefully will be unnoticeable. I’m very very happy with the center part. I LOVE how those blues and greens look.

Now that I’m through with bee blocks, I can focus on my churn dash quilt.

  1. Sharon B’s avatar

    The spool is very cute! Sorry you didn’t enjoy the Trip Around the World but it is pretty quick, at least. I like the fabrics you used!


  2. Lesley’s avatar


    No problem about the Trip Around the World. I’m glad I’ve had the chance to make at least one. I held out so long because I was worried I would get addicted like everybody else and I’m actually very relieved that I didn’t. Like I said…I so do not need ANOTHER WIP. 😉



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