Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Bee Blocks

Hi Bees Knees Partners!  I hope everyone is having a awesome summer! The August block fabric is in the mail and you should be receiving it...probably beginning of next week.... 

As soon as I saw Allison’s {Cluck Cluck Sew} Scrappy Summer Quilt Tutorial and Pattern… I knew that is what I wanted to do for my Bees Knees blocks!

Photo from Cluck Cluck Sew site – Quilt made by Allison

Please use Allison’s Tutorial to make your blocks. 
She has a great tutorial on her website.  
You can also by a PDF pattern for $5 with sizes and more detailed material requirements if you would like. 

But it’s not necessary to buy the pattern to sew up the August Bee Blocks.

The details: 

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? (Give finished and unfinished measurements, just to be sure.)

The blocks will be 8 ½” unfinished and 8” finished

Can your partners use any of their own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations?

 No. Please use only the “charm pack” and solids I’ve sent out. Although it’s a “Scrappy” quilt.. It’s a “controlled” scrappy. J

Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with?

 White or off-white would be great!

Do your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide?

Please use all of the fabric sent. (there will be a little left over of the white and solid.  

Do you have a general theme or is it up to your partners to decide? Are there any specific themes that you do NOT want in your quilt block? Likes/dislikes?

 My block is pretty specific... Please use one solid color for each block. See Allison's photos…

Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)?

 No embellishments.

Can you link us to any flickr or Pinterest photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block?

 See Allison's photos in the post for inspiration.

If your partners are super motivated and are able to make two blocks out of the fabric you send, would you accept more than one block from your partners?

Please make 6 blocks with the fabric I sent you.  {They’re super easy and fast !}

Photo from Cluck Cluck Sew

Note: For the 6 blocks you’ll be making… Sew the solid color strips to the 2 white strips you receive from me. Press then cut into 2 ½” x 4 ½” units. Then continue with the tutorial as shown on Allison's blog.

Do you want your partners to return any leftover larger size scraps to you when they return the completed blocks or can they keep them for their own scrap stash?

There will only be a bit left over of the solid/white strips. They don’t need to be returned

Thanks everyone!

Happy Sewing!!! ooxx`jodi

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  1. Oh how fun!! I can't wait to get started. :o)

  2. How pretty! I found this blog(I don't know how) and I want to learn more about it. Can anyone tell me about it please?

    1. Hi Olivia! 12 of us got together and decided to start a group 'quilting bee' where we'd each take turns picking a block, mailing fabric to the rest of the group, and having them make us a block.

      It's been a fun experience. I highly recommend starting a similar group!

    2. Thank you for the info! Have fun quilting. I am a long-armer (always for hire) if you need any quilts quilted. Thanks again!