Doing the blocks for the Always Bee Learning Bee is almost always first on my list, as the bee mama that month sends us the fabric to use. For November, Leanne/shecanquilt sent some lovely Blitzen and asked us to make Ocean Waves blocks for a Christmas quilt she is planning. These went together really nicely, and Leanne had some good tips in her tutorial regarding bee block seam allowances.
For That Stash Bee, we made Crown of Thorns blocks for Toni/HoosierToni. They are an awesome 15" finished, and the palette Toni chose is one of my favorites. Love these blocks and their striking scrappiness!
Mid-Century Modern Bee was given the assignment by Rene/Rene Creates to make Spider Web blocks with neutral low-volume backgrounds and bright modern strings. As much as I wasn't looking forward to these blocks (I thought they were paper-pieced.), I thoroughly enjoyed them! The tutorial was clear, and seriously, sewing straight from my scrap basket was a delight. This technique was so nice to work with and created a super clean finished block. Rene asked us not to sew the quarter-blocks together as she's still debating her layout, so that was kind of a bonus.
And last up was a set of blocks I had done once before - Gemstone Blocks for Anna/annaleeah of FAITH Circle. It was getting very late by the time I got to these, but I really wanted to finish up. So I used the advantage of 5" charms for all the prints, which made these blocks super speedy.
Yay! Made my goal of getting these done before the hectic week begins!