Saturday, January 12, 2013

More Bee Blocks - Post #50

I started this blog back in August to keep track of my quilting, and to make it easy for family and friends to see what I'm up to. This is now post number 50 after four and a half months, so I'd say I'm keeping everyone well informed.

Here are the next two bee blocks I've made for other members in my hive of the 4x5 Modern Quilting Bee through flickr. I haven't put the borders on either of these blocks yet, but the substantive parts (the paper piecing with 14 sections plus the center strip) are fully done.

Red and Aqua for Stephanie; Orange and Turquoise for Maria

Now that I've made this block 4 times, my wasted fabric is next to none. I figured out that I can cut 
2 1/4" strips for making the pointy parts and 7" wide white strips which then become the outer pieces and white strips between. 


  1. These are incredible blocks! I checked out the 4x5 Modern Quilting Bee flikr group, and can you tell me, are the block patterns available to the general public? I saw a couple that fascinated me, including this one...

  2. Those are beautiful blocks! I so admire people who do paper piecing - I just don't have the time and patience to learn this like I would like to, but someday I hope to be able to do it! Whoop whoop!!

  3. Oh my! What gorgeous blocks! So, so pretty!

    1. Thank you, so much! Getting compliments from the quilters who inspire my work give me the warm fuzzies.


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