Roger has been at work all weekend, so I have had quite a bit of time to neglect my domestic duties and just sew, sew, sew! Besides getting three quilts basted, I cranked out some bee blocks...
Up first are this month's dGS blocks which were seriously so quick to sew up. Andy wrote a great tutorial for these "Whirled" blocks and asked for them in white, greys, and black. I really want to make a quilt of these blocks in all different shades of green and call it "Whirled Peas". Get it?
This block was for Nicole in our Stash Bee. I actually made two of the blocks, but they look basically the same, so you only get one picture. She chose the "Birds in the Air" block and requested colors that reflect the Caribbean Sea. You can find the block tutorial on her blog Mama Love Quilts.
January is my month in Always Bee Learning. I chose a Herringbone block using Holly's tutorial, and sent everyone some strips of Chicopee. Since this block creates quite a bit of waste, I also asked that my mates use the scraps and make a small improv block that I will use on the back. I am really excited about putting this quilt together!
And finally, January's block, Snow Blossoms, from the Sugar Block Club. Didn't Amy have such a great idea when she put this club together? Each month you get a block pattern and a sweet recipe to go with it. My two favorite things together at last! You can sign up for the club any time and still receive all the patterns and recipes that were previously shared. Amy does a very thorough job explaining each step of the process, just as she did in last year's Craftsy Block of the Month.
I'm also planning on doing Elizabeth's Lucky Stars BOM, but as my printer is currently on strike, that one will have to wait a bit. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing since I have no idea what I want to use to make those beautiful stars.
Honestly, I am not usually a big fan of sampler quilts, but for some reason this year block-of-the-month projects are really appealing to me. I like the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing my month's block and I have a feeling that I will still be able to make them into a quilt that I love. And if not, I'm sure I'll be able to find a good home for it!
Are you participating in any Block of the Months this year?