Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bee Blocks Thoughts and January blocks in Review

I may have mentioned that I am starting in some quit block bees this year -- I actually signed up for 3 different bees but I'm thinking of having at least 2 of them make the same block to be sure that I have plenty for a large quilt -- maybe a new one for my bed. 

I love the different looks that the Kaleidoscope quilts I have seen online but there are quite a few different options that I am considering -- my first month as Queen Bee in one of the hives is next month so I better get a final plan together soon. 
Christmas in July – Kaleidoscope Pillow - by Julie at 627handworks.  Love the scrappy-ness and the different colored hand stitching.
A Quilter's Table: My Favorite Quilt
Market Bouquet Sample | Flickr - Photo Sharing!  Kaleidoscope blocks on point
These are all the same blocks for the whole quilt -- Man, don't you just love how color and arrangement makes a quilt look totally different. 
Kaleidoscope quilt by Erica of KitchenTableQuilting for June's do. Good Stitches .
or I could go with alternating blocks for a more circular look?I do love all the colors in this bottom version so no matter the pattern I go with I'm probably gonna stick with this pallet.

Well while I think about that some more I'd like to share the blocks that I made for the Queens this month -- I got them in the mail the other day so I hope everyone likes them. 

We Bee Learnin -- Danielle wanted reverse rainbow blocks for a quilt she is making her brother in blues and greens. 
Stash Bee -- Alison choose nested Sawtooth stars in colors for a new quilt she is making for her bedroom. 
 We bee With It -- Green wanted scrappy blocks with flying Geese in them and color was open to the maker so I came up with these 2. 
It was great getting those in the mail early in the month, let's hope I can keep up this pace for the rest of the year and with all my other deadlines coming up.  I also mailed out my Disney Mini today, so I will be sharing that one once my partner receives it. I popped off 2 Pay it forwards as well. I've got two more swaps to mail out this month -- one is ready and the other is coming together. 

Hope everyone is easing into 2015 and getting lots of sewing accomplished. I'm still working on  what I want to set as my personal sewing goals for this qtr -- I'll be posting about that later this week. With all this mailing and deadlines going on but I do hope to at least sew myself something this month -- even if it's just my sample blocks for the bees.


  1. I am sure the Bee Girls will love their blocks. I have even started sewing for 2015, but hop to get in the swing of things soon.

  2. I love Kaleidoscope quilts but have never tried one. On my Wish List. Good idea to choose the same block for two Bees. What fun it will be to get the blocks back!

  3. I LOVE my block -- I got it in the mail yesterday! :)

  4. All of your blocks look great and your choice for your bee blocks will look great once they are all together.

  5. I love the kaleidoscope look! A couple of years ago, dontcallmebetsy did a QAL for them. I will find the link.

  6. great block choice. I made blocks in your last option for a bee a few years ago. It looks hard but a lot easier than i thought.
    Lovely bee blocks this month