For February, I needed to sew six blocks, one for each of the online bees that I belong to and four for my Terra Australis quilt (and for extra credit and pure fun, I sewed four Fancy Foxes blocks). I had the fabric cut for both my Stash Bee and Bee Hive blocks before I went to QuiltCon. I actually started sewing the Spin Wheel block for Tanyia in my Bee Hive swarm early in the month but ran into trouble with my points matching, so I put it aside. I finished all my blocks the last weekend of February.
For the Stash Bee, Tisha was our queen bee (who I had the unexpected pleasure to meet at QuiltCon), and she requested a Carpenter’s Star Block in yellow and white. There’s a crease in the white center square that I didn’t spend much time trying to get out because I figured Tisha will need to press our blocks well after being sent through the mail. And she was nice enough to tell us not to bother trimming this large 15 1/2″ block!
For my Terra Australis quilt, I made four blocks using the Eight-at-a-time Half-Square Triangle method taught be Jeni Baker at her Mastering the Half-Square Triangle workshop at QuiltCon. I love this technique! I was able to make the 64 HSTs much faster than the traditional two-at-a-time method. See my QuiltCon 2016-Lessons Learned post for a little more info about Jeni’s workshop and book.
Linking up to Quilter in the Closet: Building Blocks Tuesday.