Can’t Get Enough Bee Blocks

As always, I’m working on bee blocks.

Economy BlocksEconomy Blocks These are for Melissa. These Economy blocks are very popular right now because of Red Pepper’s Quilts’ Economy Block Along. I paper pieced these, which is always the method I prefer when there are triangles involved, and they went together very quickly. Unfortunately, I made two using the templates Melissa provided and then two that I printed off and they are not the same size! I think they are off by 1/4″ of an inch. I’m hoping Melissa can still find a way to use them.

Bee Blocks


These are for the linen bee. The linen background squares came pre-cut and the leaves were already fused to the fabrics. All I had to do was cut them out, lay them on the fabric according to a template, fuse them down, and then zig zag stitch around them. It was pretty fast although I am not a great zig zag stitcher.

Churn Dashes


Last month, I made Modern Maple blocks for everybody in the KC 3×6 Scrappy Bee. This month, I made churn dashes. I love churn dashes.


String Blocks

The string blocks are not your typical string blocks. They’re rectangle and I love the diamond these make when they’re all put together. Film in the Fridge has a finished quilt made with these blocks.

Star BlockThis is for a member of the KC 3×6 Scrappy Bee. She asked for stars in bright colors. I found this woven star block while searching through Pinterest and absolutely loved it. It’s also a pretty easy block to put together.

Star Block


And since it was so easy, I decided to make the same block for the other KC Scrappy Bee group. The queen asked for star blocks using purple and gray. I used a peppered cotton as the border and it’s so freaking soft! I’m going to be buying tons more because I absolutely love how it feels. I think it’s a mix between a shot cotton and a cross weave. It’s not as thin as a shot and not as heavy as a cross. It’s gorgeous! I almost kept this block for myself.

After these, I am done making bee blocks for January and now just have to wait for all of February’s kits to arrive.

  1. Kim’s avatar

    All these blocks rock! Love the churn dashes 🙂



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