March Bee Block for Kate

Here it is almost the end of March and I’m just getting my bee block done for my online bee, Bee Inspired. Here’s the fabric pull for the block—it’s a Christmas block so I pulled a lot of Christmas reds and greens.

I have a reason besides a lack of time for getting the bee block done so late: I wanted to finish my mini quilt for Kate and send it along with her block. Since she lives in England, it made sense to bundle the two together. Well, I finished my mini and it’s cute as a button! Since Kate is a frequent visitor and I want to keep the mini a secret, I won’t show you the quilt but you can see it here. I will however show you the block Kate choose for her month as Hive Queen.

As you can see, the block includes wonky trees and wonky gnomes. Wonky is not really my thing because I’m a planner and wonky requires working without a plan. But I have to admit it, the block turned out pretty cute. So it was well worth any struggle I had. The other blocks are so adorable, I can’t wait to see how Kate’s quilt turns out!

I had lots of fun making the block, and you will too if you want to give it a try. The block really lets you play with fabric scraps, one of my favorite things. The pattern is by Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts and her tutorial is real clear. This block is perfect for dipping your toe into the wonky pond if you want to give wonkiness a try.

Now to get a label on that mini quilt and ship these off to England and Kate!

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