Lectures and Workshops

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bee Blocks

I've never been part of a swap bee before. I've always wanted to do it! I see all of the fun bee blocks posted on Instagram and always think "that would be fun". So I decided to see if anyone in the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild wanted to form a bee, and what do you know? We had enough ladies sign up to form two bee groups! I went ahead and made myself the queen bee for my groups first month. I chose the asterisk block in reds and aquas. Here are the sample blocks I made up using this tutorial:
Look how neat and tidy the backs look if you press them the way the tutorial says....

 I asked the gals to make me a pair of blocks and to begin with an 8 1/2 inch square. These are the fabulous blocks I received on Tuesday night....
Don't they all look terrific together on my design wall floor? I will trim them all up to the same size and play with some layouts. I really do wish I had a good space for a design wall. hmm...


5 comments:

Melissa said...

What a FUN bunch of blocks you have to play with now!

Maria said...

Such fun to be in a bee.. I joined one for the first time this year...
Your Red,Aqua and White cross blocks do look great together. Have fun playing with placement.

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Chantal said...

Hi Ellyn! Beautiful blocks! Well done. If you enjoy swaps join us at SWL on 13 Sept for a Halloween Mug Rug Swap. I'm sure you will enjoy it!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very cool! I like how you appointed yourself the first "Queen Bee" for your group. Nice. :)