Saturday, February 2, 2013

Redbird Bee Blocks

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Here's a peek at the most recent blocks I've done for the ladies in the Redbird Bee. With every new block I make, I feel like I need to make a quilt of my own. Does anyone else have that problem?
I love this Patchwork Wheel block that I did for Rene. It finishes at 20 inches square. It's huge and I can't wait to see her finished quilt!

Rene's Patchwork Wheel Block - {tutorial here}

This Star block was Gina's block for January. (We're already starting our second year!) This year, we decided to get away from doing "safe" blocks and stretch our skills a little. This block is paper-pieced, and it was my first attempt at paper piecing. My thoughts about paper piecing are simple- lots of time, lots of fabric waste, but so worth it! I had a lot of fun making this block, and I see more paper piecing in my future!

Gina's Star Block - {tutorial here}


  1. Great Blocks! Well done! Yes, I want to make a quilt for every block I do! Is it a disease or is it an addiction? Do they have rehab for it? Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  2. wow! those are beautiful blocks. great job for a first time paper piecing. (-:

  3. Yes, I agree. I bought two charm packs of Chicopee to make Rene's block. Now if I only had the time to sew!