Jan 2022 OMG Finish

My January 2022 One Monthly Goal was to finish my Treasure Hunt Bee Hive block quilt top. Please see my Jan 2022 OMG post for more details about these blocks. Sewing these blocks together into a quilt top didn’t go quite as smoothly as I had hoped. Some hive members used too big of a stitch length, and when I ripped out the paper, parts of seams had to be re-sewed. One member used the wrong size paper template, so unfortunately I was not able to use her 8 blocks for this project. My biggest puzzlement was why some of the blocks I received had corners clipped that necessitated me ironing on squares of fusible interfacing, so the seams could be sewn to the end. Perhaps the rectangles used for the strip piecing were cut with a die?

The majority of the blocks were nicely made using a pleasing assortment of fabrics, and overall, I’m happy with how the quilt top looks and believe it will make a nice donation quilt when it is finished.


Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Jan 2022 OMG Finish.

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7 Responses to Jan 2022 OMG Finish

  1. I love the happy colors in the blocks! Can you use the 8 larger blocks in the backing, so everyone’s gets included? I’ve never participated in a bee, but they always look like fun.


    • It’s a great suggestion. The long-arm quilters I use suggest 1/2” seam allowance for any seams on the back for added stability, and I would lose too much of the blocks with a 1/2” seam allowance. They are pretty blocks, so I may donate them so they can be used in another project.

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  2. Kirsten Leysieffer says:

    Great top! I had the same thought as Wendy to use the 8 larger blocks on the back. Someone will be very lucky to receive this!


  3. The quilt top looks beautiful. Working with bee blocks can have challenges for sure, and I’m glad that you had enough to make a useful sized quilt top.


  4. Sally says:

    I love string quilts. This arrangement is quite striking. Fun colors, too!


  5. Laura M says:

    Lively and harmonious colors, very pretty!


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