I kept up with my summer bee blocks, but not with sharing them! Hive 12 of the Stash Bee has had some great blocks since March (the last time I shared), so enjoy 🙂
April was Michele’s month, and she wanted bright dresden plates with dotty fabric. Her April Hive 12 tutorial is here. She found a video that gave instructions to make the blades from charm squares! It is a good way to use up those charm squares that everyone has laying around. I would like to try this block again with a traditional ruler someday to see the difference in how it turns out. She has put her quilt top together, and you can see “A Wee Bit Dotty” here.
May was for me, and I have the quilt top put together, but need to make a backing so I can quilt it. My Square Dance Tutorial is here. Below are the blocks I received from the group, and then I made what seemed like a million more (but was really somewhere in the 30’s) to make this a decent sized lap quilt. Lesson learned: This block should be make in groups of 10, but no more than 12. I think I did one round of 16 at a time, and that was too many for me.
August was for Toni. She wanted a double pinwheel variation, as shown below. Her August Hive 12 Tutorial is here. I can’t wait to see this top put together, I think the patterns created when these are assembled are going to be fantastic.
September was for Genevieve. She wanted any style block that went with a variety of blocks she already had made to turn into a sampler quilt. I saw a lot of orange, turquoise, some blue and green, and some pink, so I tried to make a block that hit those color ways. I used the Corner Star tutorial from Modify Tradition. Her block has the star centers as white, but when I laid the block out, that just looked like too much white for what Genevieve already had done so I changed the centers to be colored.
Thanks for the fun ladies!
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