August 2, 2016

Summer Bee Blocks

It's been months since I shared my blocks made for the Mid Century Modern Bee. One of the things I like about sewing bee blocks is the variety of designs I have the chance to make. This summer has been no exception. Lots of variety.

In May I made this churn dash block for Carla of Grace and Favour. She gave us the freedom to make whatever style churn dash we wanted and one of the examples she provided was this one with a center square. I liked the additional space to use another fabric.

In June it was the Raspberry Kiss block for Rene' of Rene' Creates. She asked for clear, cool blues. Perfect colors for a Florida resident. The tutorial is by Rachel of Wooden Spoon Quilts and can be found here.

Then for July it was colorful log cabins for Sherri of A Quilting Life. Sherri always has so many wonderful projects going on on her blog. Especially some great scrap projects. I look forward to seeing all the scrappy log cabins come together. It's such an iconic quilt block.

Wrapping up the summer was this woven block for Mary of Needled Mom. Mary asked for oceany blues and teals. The pattern for this block is by Elizabeth Hartman and can be found here.

Well that wraps up my summer bee blocks. Four more months of MCM to go in 2016. October will be my month to request blocks so I better start thinking about it now. In the past I've had bee mates make test blocks for a couple of my patterns which helped tremendously as I worked through the pattern writing process and tested various fabric concepts.

Are you in a quilting bee? If so what is your favorite part?