Hello and happy Wednesday! Last weekend I got caught up with some Bee blocks I’d fallen behind on…you see I have a lot of secret sewing to do over the next few weeks, so I needed to make sure these were finished up and sent off!
The Confetti Star paper-pieced block is one I’ve made before. Now that I’ve
made this one twice for other people I’m seriously thinking I need to make a quilt of these for myself (or at least a wall hanging). I had fun using some favorite prints in this one! You can find the free pattern for the Confetti Star block here.
I also, quite literally, made a “bee” block! Rachel requested a brown and yellow be with a blue or purple background and white wings! I used some Moda Basic Grey for the bee body, Bonnie & Camille white on white for the wings, and a favorite Amy Butler print for the background. This was another paper pieced block…you can find more information about it here.
Finally, I made this large star/flag block for Carol. This block finishes up at 18″ and was super fun to make. I used Desert Bloom and Creekside prints. I normally use creamier backgrounds with my fabrics, but the request was for white backgrounds, and I think it turned out nicely! You can find the great tutorial for this block here!
I had so much fun making the block for Carol that I made another one for myself, making it smaller so I could use it for a pillow. I added 2″ white borders to the center star and then added scrappy 2 ½″ red borders so my pillow would finish at 16″ x 16″.
It sure feels good to be caught up. And I’m really looking forward to beginning my secret sewing!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!