Monday, 12 January 2015

First Bee blocks of the year

New Year, new blocks. The request for blocks in the Siblings Together Quilt Bee was for 4 x 10.5" blocks in gender neutral colours and prints. The blocks were pieced from 2.5" strips and for two of them the strips were enclosed by off-white border strips.


Here are my first two blocks,

STQB blockJan1

and here are the second.

These were really quick to put together, as ever it took longer to select the fabric than it did to make the block :)

Before making these Bee blocks, I thought that I had better try out the new machine so rustled up another Scrappy Trip Around the World block to add to my almost quilt sized collection.

I reckon another 4 blocks should do it!

The Queen Bee in the Fat Stash Brit Bee has been ominously silent this month, so for now I have my January Bee commitments done and dusted and we are only just into double figures in the month, perhaps 2015 will be the year I finally get organised after all :) Then again, I doubt it!

Speaking of organised, check back on January 18th for the first post in this year's Christmas Link Party

Linking up to

 Quilter in the Closet


  1. It always feels so good when the bee blocks are done . Lovely blocks

  2. I love the feeling of getting bee blocks finished. And how fun that they came together so quickly for you. It sounds like your new machine is working well, and it will be fun to see the Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks get finished up soon!

  3. Nice blocks - how big is the TATW block? Only 4 more before you have enough for your project - you could get those done lickety-split, then whip up the quilt in a day or two! Or not, she says while ducking and running :D

    You know I'll be here on the 18th to welcome another year of Ho Ho Ho'ing!!

  4. fab blocks! It does feel good to get the blocks done so early in the month. Glad to hear the new machine is fun ;) x

  5. Your bee blocks look great and I love your new Ho Ho Ho badge :)

  6. I'm with you, Fiona - choosing fabrics is so often the hardest part of a project. You are definitely on a roll and so early in the year.

  7. Great blocks Fiona and yay for being off to an organized start!!!

  8. I really love the pop of the pink on the one print in the scrappy block. :D

  9. Oh, well reminded, I have a couple of scrappy trip bee blocks to make!

  10. Ah, the first bee blocks of the year. There is something special about them, no? Thanks for linking up to Building Blocks Tuesday.

  11. Great blocks! I love the weight the dark fabrics give.


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