Ooh boy am I feeling organised! I have done all my January Bee blocks already. And gosh does that feel good.
Don’t be too impressed (I know, you’re super impressed by my productivity, right?!), I kind of have to be organised as I’ve found myself in 4 Bees. It’s like when you go fabric shopping and fabrics just pop themselves in your cart – well I just found myself signing up for more Bees. But that’s it. 4’s my limit.
Plus I made two of these last year. Yeah, happy to admit to cheating. Love when people post their Bee block patterns in advance! ;)
One of the earlybird blocks was Lara’s teapot block for Wombat Stew. Hope to have this pattern in my Craftsy store soon. Along with a few other teapots maybe. Who doesn’t love a good teapot block?!
The other was another paper pieced block for January for one of the Bees I’m part of in Quilt Club Australia. A little butterfly for Fiona:
You can find the pattern for this one here.
Then there’s the other QCA Bee – this block is for Jane.
The pattern is Winged Square and you can find a tutorial for it here.
And last but not least, I’ve recently joined do.Good.Stitches and have taken on the role as host for the mostly-Aussie Care Circle. As host, it seemed rather reasonable I should be first cab off the rank! So I picked the Charming Stars pattern for our January blocks.
Considering that this time last year, I was just writing of a quilty resolution to sign up for a Bee block and feeling rather nervous at the prospect, I think I have managed rather well. I really love making Bee blocks – so fun to play with different patterns and fabrics that you might not otherwise choose for yourself. Plus you only have to make one or two blocks. It’s like a little sampler box of chocolates, try a bit of this, bit of that. But less calories.