In my opinion I should ALWAYS be queen ;D, but alas, I will have to content myself with being a “Quilting Queen Bee” and for only a month! We have a wonderfully creative group of women in Hive #6 in the Newbee Quilters bee from Threadbias. We’ve made all kinds of blocks in the past months and they were all fun. I found it was really a bit of a struggle to choose which block to ask everyone to make for me!
I finally decided on the economy block. I’ve always wanted to make some but, they never quite made it into it my stack of WIPs or planned projects. (Do you have an entire shelf of those too, or is it just me?!) I decide on the tutorial from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. I love her work, and find her tutorials clear and wonderfully photographed…and, I love her choice of fabrics for this project! Vintage-y and whimsical–totally fun.
I can’t wait to show you what everyone sends. I’ll keep you posted! (gotta have at least one bad pun per post, right?)
But, in the meantime let me catch you up on the blocks I’ve made for past months, for our other “Queen (bees) For A Month”.
Modern Granny square
The modern fabrics really updates this super easy block. And when you trim it down, it looks like you’ve done all the hard work of setting squares on the bias. I love blocks that look like more work than they really are! (shhhh!, don’t tell) The tutorial is from Simple Simon & Company.
The Pinwheel Toss
This fun nine patch from Clover & Violet has its tutorial on Sew We Quilt. You’ve got to check out how cute it is when it gets cut and rotated. The pinwheels make it!
The Spectrum Star
This block of rainbow-y goodness can be made with the tutorial from Ellison Lane.
This angel block made with Film in the Fridge’s tutorial, in scrappy, earth toned, modern fabrics, was a so much fun that it was my second choice of block for my month as queen. Guess it’ll have to get in line behind my other projects!
Such a cute little sailboat and it can be found here at Delaware quilts.
Scrap Jar Stars
An adorable scrap buster can be found at the Little Bit Biased blog.
Churn and Dash
Some modern & whimsical fabric makes this classic block fresh. Made from the tutorial on Cluck, Cluck Sew.
A great array of blocks and new blogs to check out, right?!
Stay tuned and I’ll keep you updated on the new blocks we make, and can’t wait to show off the Economy Blocks as they get here!