Potential Bee Blocks + New Shop

I spent the weekend testing out potential blocks for some of the bees I’m in. I have to say…everything was a huge success.

I started with a Dresden Plate block using Riley Blake chevrons.

Dresden Plate

 

I fussy cut the chevron pieces and I absolutely love how it turned out. I used a Kona cotton (aqua, I think) for the background and Kona white for the alternating plate pieces. The finished block is 14.5″ square. I plan on fussy cutting out the chevrons for everybody in the bee so it’s not quite such a big burden of a block. Also, I plan to make it optional to complete the applique onto the background.

Next up was bow tie blocks.

Bowtie Blocks

 

These are super easy blocks and I’m very excited about them. They’ll definitely be for one of the KC Scrappy Bee groups that I’m in since the bow tie’s are great for scrap fabrics. The white background is Moda Snow, I think.

Finally, I tried out the Converging Corners block from Film in the Fridge.

Converging Corners Block

 

I’m very excited about this block. I wouldn’t call it the most fun block to put together, at least for me, but it’s still interesting and I love the final look. The background is Essex Linen in Steel. Obviously, I’ll be using this for The Lovely Linen Bee.

I have one more block to test for my second KC Scrappy Bee and to start putting together ideas for an upcoming 3×6 version of the KC Scrappy Bee. Once that is complete, I will be planned out for the year!

I took a break this weekend from testing blocks and went to Weston, MO, with some friends. While we were there, I stopped in at Wildflower. This is a beautiful, bright, and very modern shop. The owner had a fabulous selection of yarn and a small, but wonderful selection of fabric. She carries mostly quilting cotton, but I was very surprised and pleased to see voile, knits, and a few other fabric types.

Fabric

 

I bought some fabric, of course. The shop reminds me of Bon Bon, which I terribly miss. Luckily, I can still keep my shopping local with I Don’t Do Dishes, Cucire, ┬áMarmalade Fabrics, and now Wildflower!

  1. Kim’s avatar

    I love the Dresden Plate block – between the colors and the design, it is way too cool!

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  2. Becky’s avatar

    So happy to hear Weston has a shop. They had a quilt shop that closed several years ago. Nice that they have fabric and yarn. Maybe a road trip this weekend.

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