Posts Tagged ‘hexagon’

October Do Good Stitches Bee Blocks

This month I managed to get my bee blocks done well ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline!

October English Paper Pieced Bee Blocks

It’s been a little quiet around my blog because we’ve been settling into the new house, I’ve been spending a lot of time learning new things at work, and I’ve been traveling for a the last few weekends to visit family. The bee blocks were perfect for all the travel, as they were english paper pieced using Rachel’s template. Perfect for riding in the car (or for a little stitching while playing Settlers of Catan and Carcassone!).

Hand stitching and settlers

More EPP and carcassone! I'll have my bee blocks done in no time.
My pile of quilts to share is piling up again, as are some crafty makings for other events, so I’ll be back to share more soon!

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June bee blocks

This month Lee wrote a great tutorial for our Do. Good Stitches quilting bee blocks.

My other June bee block

June bee block

She instructed us to make log-cabin style hexagon shaped blocks in greens, blues, oranges, and yellows. It was really fun to work with this gorgeous palate, even though I struggled with “squaring up” (“hexagoning up”??) my blocks. I think the hexagons themselves ended up a little smaller than in her post, but I made sure that with my white framing fabric, my squares reached the 12.5 inch requirement so they’ll fit into the quilt. Thanks, Lee, for such a cool tutorial and block this month! I’m putting them in the mail tomorrow!

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