I’m a sucker for many things… chocolate, cuddles, fabric sales and joining quilting bees.
I’d told myself I wouldn’t join any quilting bees this year, so I could concentrate on my own sewing… but with the teensiest little bit of peer pressure, I succumbed and joined the new bee. It’s a local bee with some fellow Australian quilters on Facebook.
Our first block is for Waverlee and is a string block with the white centre strip and then alternating red & aqua strips. The finished block is squared off at 8”.
I’d never tried this style of block, and soon discovered that it was a lot of fun. My scrap tub is massive and I could possibly diminish it by making something like this. If you’ve never made a string block, we used THIS tutorial from Film in the Fridge.
Here are my string blocks:
I did notice a surprising lack of aqua fabrics in my stash. Must remedy that, soon.
Tomorrow, I’ll show you the March Bee block. I started to make it (just to get a feel for it) and then couldn’t stop. It’s a fun one.
My bee month is July and I’m trying to decide what block I would like. I’m thinking perhaps something in the star family.
Do you bee?