I confess when I saw this month's 'assignment' for the Always Bee Learning bee, I was a little worried. I may have even involuntarily exclaimed, "Yikes!" But I shouldn't have worried, as the strip-pieced hexagons were as claimed, "super easy and quick". At least easy and quick enough to be fun and intriguing even. I was really surprised what variations the pieced triangles could be arranged into. Good to know!
For the Mid-Century Modern bee, we made Stacked Brick blocks per Flourishing Palm's adaption of a block by The Sometimes Crafter. It was an interesting twist to use white on one side of the "strawberry" and lime prints, and Kona Ash on the other. Our blocks will actually be used for a quilt border. *Revised to add: just posted a photo of Linda's quilt on facebook/AQuiltersTable.*
By some coincidence, I ended up being bee mama in two of my bees this month. It's always a bit of a dilemma for me when it comes to choosing a block when it's my turn to pick. But I'm really pleased with what I finally settled on.
For Faith Circle, I took inspiration from sewing over pins, who along with the Cheer Circle, made a delightful quilt using the starburst cross block tutorial by SewCraftyJess. I thought the cheery colors of these stars would be perfect for one of our do.Good recipients
Here's the sample block I made for the girls, suggesting warm colors - hot even. Definitely orange and hot pink, with yellow or red additions as they feel inspired. I've gotten a couple of blocks back already and am really excited to work on this one in the next few weeks.
Now for That Stash Bee. I must say, when I saw kelbysews' "Fall in Winter" a while back, I was smitten, and thought it would be a terrific bee quilt.
I was pleased to find the Modern Maples tutorial by Amanda Woodward-Jennings available online, and have asked my bee-mates to consider this small gallery for inspiration as they choose leaf colors. My sample block just made me grin.
I've never finished and posted bee blocks this early in the month, but having to prep as bee-mama put me a step ahead, so I figured I might as well finish them up and move on. Pretty fun.