Bee Blocks and More-February ’16

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.

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Spin Wheel Block for Tanyia

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!

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Stash Bee Hive 7 Feb ’16 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.

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Block for Terra Australis Quilt ©Mary Ringer

 

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Block for Terra Australis quilt ©Mary Ringer

 

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Block for Terra Australis quilt ©Mary Ringer

 

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Block for Terra Australis quilt ©Mary Ringer

 

Linking up to Quilter in the Closet: Building Blocks Tuesday.

 

 

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8 Responses to Bee Blocks and More-February ’16

  1. Lovely blocks, especially the carpenters star. You have sure packed a lot in this month.

    With Smiles
    Kate

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  2. Tish says:

    Looks like you have been busy Bee blocking. Beautiful blocks, I love all the fabrics.

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  3. What wonderful blocks, especially the Terra Australus! I have an eight at a time HST tutorial on my blog if you need a refresher sometime. There’s a trick for trimming that may save you even more time. I love that method, especially for blocks like these.

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  4. Jacqueline says:

    You are a busy “Bee”…pun intended!! I agree that the Terra Australus blocks are pretty special. Looking forward to seeing them assembled!

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  6. Hannah says:

    ooh, I love the Australis Terra blocks and your fabric choices just make them so striking. Very nice work! 🙂

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