Friday, October 30, 2015

A Parade of Bee Blocks... and November's Reveal

I have accumulated several blocks that needed to find their way
back to the hive!
I was a busy bee trying to catch up on my blocks last week.
I hope you all forgive me for being so sporadic.

The good news is that you get to see a bunch of 
our bee blocks all at once!!!

Starting here with Amy's block! 
This one was a wee bit challenging for me... and I did a little
miscalculation at one point in the cutting. 
Amy bailed me out and sent me another piece of the background fabric to get me back
on track!
I finally got it finished!

This one is April's block. 
An original design! 
She is so smart to figure this out!
I hope I made mine right. The fabrics are so fun...
I love seeing the other finished blocks being posted
of hers!

The next block was for the alphabet quilt that Abby 
chose as her Bees Knees project.

I thought this was such a great idea and wished that
I would have thought of it for a group project here.
I present:The letter M!
But really, this was too easy, and I wish I would have
another letter to do. If we each would have had two letters...
Abby would be nearly finished with the alphabet!

Moving on...
I have the letter "T"

Oh my gosh! I love these fabrics! Denyse Schmidt
fabrics are always a favorite of mine!
I can't wait to see this quilt get put together!
(no pressure Calli)

This is Cynthia's block. 
Another super fun idea... to use a block from 
the Farm Girl Vintage book.
Not surprisingly, we all had a copy of that!
I still need to make that block for my sampler...
so I am going to go ahead and make another one to send
to Cynthia while I'm at it.

Now, Sherri's block
was another fun one.

I didn't jump on board the HST sampler craze when
it was going on. Not that I didn't save all my 
bonus HST's... I have a nice collection now...
maybe getting to make this one for Sherri will
give me the little nudge I need to start playing with those
cute little bonus squares on the design board!

I also wanted to show you....
something that makes me smile when I look at it...

Do you remember making these blocks for me?

I love this quilt so much!
Thank you all for helping me make it! 

I had a couple missing blocks but I went ahead and finished putting
this one together! I thought that when the other blocks come back I will just
make them into matching pillows!

Now, I am caught up.
I have mailed all your blocks (shown above) out
to you beautiful people, so watch for them in your mail box!
Along with the returning blocks I have added my project for
(I have mailed the fabrics for this project out now to everyone)

Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilts | Red Pepper Quilts 2015:
(photo borrowed from Red Pepper blog)

This is the project I have picked from Red Pepper Quilts.
She made this into a gorgeous quilt.
I fell in love with it the moment I saw it on Pinterest!
There is a great tutorial on her blog.

After laying out my squares...

I made my block into sections.

Then I sewed the sections together.

Like this.

Here is what the block looks like set with the alternate block.
Don't worry...
I will be making those!

Irish Chain Quilt - Quilt Layout | Red Pepper Quilts
(photo borrowed from Red Pepper blog)

I am super excited to see this one come together! I hope you have fun with it!

*I added a couple extra squares so you can pick
what you like best in the scrappy corner sections of the block.
 *Off white/white thread is fine to use.
* All the fabric you need is in the block kit. 
* You should have enough fabric to work with. I don't need any leftovers returned to me.

I am on instagram: Sinta or pink pincushion will get you there!
My blog link is here.

One more thing...
I have a question for you to answer when you post my finished block.

I have a large family but I don't share a whole lot about family life.
Here is the challenge...
share anything about  me or my family that I have posted about on my blog or IG...
but the catch is... there can't be any repeats in the answers.

Pin It!


  1. I'm so glad you chose this Sinta! I've been wanting to try Rita's tutorial! Yay!