Here we are into June, and I haven’t yet posted about my Bee’s April and May blocks. Both were fun to do, and I’m happy with how they came out.
This was April – fun birds for Velda from GrannyCanQuilt. My first block is this one:
I’m also making my own set of blocks from a Me+You bundle of batiks, duplicating each of the monthly Bee blocks. These are the bird blocks I made from my own quilt:
I just love these blocks, and they are a great way of using up scraps. I might start making my own set of blocks for a big bird quilt!
For May, Irene of Patchwork & Pastry went a very different direction. She was looking for a very subtle palette with an assortment of grays. At first I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough grays to get this block to come together, but I was really surprised with the selection I had. This was my fabric pull – the photo is in monotone to check the values:
Her block was a series of 9-patches gradually increasing in size. Here it is coming together:
Look at that cute bitty 9-patch!
And the final block:
I’m really pretty happy with it – it came out a bunch better than I thought it would. I’m going to have to figure out how to adapt this block to my Me+You color palette, which is a lot more colorful.
I hope both Velda and Irene like their blocks – both have been sent off.
Now on to French Poodles in June!