I belong to a couple of guilds (Modern and Traditional) and I also a member of Stash Bee. I make a lot of blocks for these groups for block of the months and block lottos and I thought it would be nice to share some of the blocks I've been working on. Making a few blocks is a nice way to work some sewing in when there isn't a lot of time to spare.
Last week I shared a photo of a quilt top that my friends and I put together at our mini retreat. It was put together with block lotto blocks. While we were together we also worked on some blocks for our local guild's outreach program.
These majestic mountain blocks where the September block of the month blocks. They are really big blocks,
16 inches in width so it will only take a few to make a quilt top. My block is the orange one.
Little Tent Block are very popular in my area right now with blocks being made by both local guilds. Little Tent Blocks are improv blocks based on a quilt designed by Daisy of Ants to Sugar (now Warm Folk). You can see her original Little Tent Quilt here. It turns out that Daisy was inspired by Jennifer Johnston's triangle quilt and Jennifer is a member of the local Modern Guild. The blocks above are for the local Traditional Guild, Royal City Quilter's Guild and are the blocks for the November block lotto. The top left and bottom left are my blocks. I love making these blocks and I'm planning on making more with some interesting background fabric I picked up recently.
This here is my Stash Bee block for September. It was a fun little block to make, once I settled on the 6 fabrics. I managed to pull them all from the scrap bins! I'll be working on the October block this week. It's a simple block but the challenge again was finding the right red.
When I find some time, there have been some really nice honey pot bee blocks that I would like to add to my collection, so I'll be sure to update when I get those done. I'm heading over now to link up with the Let's Bee Social link up over at Lorna's blog Sew Fresh Quilts.