Bee Queen for August

I’ve had great time with my Bee Inspired bee group this year.  I’ve never been in a Bee, and I really had no idea what this whole Bee thing entailed.  I chose to be Queen later in the year so I could figure it all out before having to choose a block for the group.  August was mine!

Finding a block was harder than I thought it would be.  I thought over the course of a half of a year I’d run across several options, but I really didn’t.  Given that, I started cramming to find something to do in mid-July!  I really like the Elizabeth Hartman critter patterns and am looking forward to trying them out, but in the meantime I found this quilt-a-long from a few years ago that has a similar feel.  These pups remind me of my boys, Bucky and Leo…and after all, my blog is named after Leo’s brown paws.

The quilt-a-long, which happened in 2015, is from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  The original “Dog Gone Cute” blog page is here.

I made a few blocks to try it out:

Mr. Brown Paws (Leo) and his block
Bucky and his block

My Bee-mates have made some super cute blocks so far, using their own furry kids as inspiration.

This is Romeo and Juliet, from Velda Roy at Granny Can Quilt:

This is Ivy, from Emily at The Darling Dogwood.  Real Ivy was not happy about having her photo taken:


Marius, from Jen at A Dream and a Stitch:


I just got two pieces of international mail late last week!  This is Leo and Indi, from Kate at Smiles From Kate (Leo, like Ivy, really hates having his picture taken):

And finally Bucky with Doug, all the way from Australia, from Sue at Sevenoaks Street Quilts:

Bucky likes Doug.  Or Bucky was just really happy that lunch was coming after his photo!

It has been so fun getting these great blocks in the mail.  I look forward to getting them all and seeing how the quilt comes together.

Thanks to the Bee Inspired group for a great year of fun blocks.



1 thought on “Bee Queen for August”
  1. Lorna’s Dog Gone Cute blocks have always been one of my favorites. Your bee mates sent you some pretty awesome pups. Can’t wait to see them all come together 🙂

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