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.
I made a few blocks to try it out:
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.