Jennifer, my Stash Bee Hive #2 member, requested a 6-inch finished postage stamp i-spy block for this month. She is making this quilt for her young niece, which makes me think about my niece (who will be turning 2 tomorrow!!). Her tutorial is really great, and since the block finished out so small, I couldn’t limit myself to making only one. Jennifer, the blocks are *slightly* over sized, but I thought it would be best if you gave the final trim before you sew them together.
Since the blocks use a lot of 1 1/2-inch squares, I went to my scrap bin to use up what I could there. But since I just finished my rainbow scrap quilt, I really only had limited yellows and the grays to work with.
Jennifer wants to know how we organize our solid fabrics. I keep my solids in separate bins from my prints. I have a large bin for colors and a large bin for neutrals. If the fabric does not come labelled (some stores put awesome labels on that I re-use), I will write the color down on a post it note and fold it into the fabric. I pretty much only have Kona solids. I do have some Denyse Schmidt solids, but they were a large fat quarter bundle / grouping, so they are stored separately in a bag that they nest in perfectly. I have no idea what their color names are… …and when I lose track of a color name, I’ll pull out my color card and sort it out. I like knowing what I am using.
Don’t miss out on the next few days of the Jaftex 85th Anniversary blog hop:
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
13 thoughts on “September Bee Blocks”
The I Spy centres look great, my gosh the blocks are small hahaahah Im more a big and quick gal 😉
Yvonne, your blocks are adorable and will be a great addition to Jennifer’s eye spy quilt.
Wow…that’s a lot of tiny little squares. Your blocks are great.
This is a cute idea for an I-spy quilt. I love the scrappiness of the blocks.
Yvonne, your niece turns 2 tomorrow? Better get busy 🙂 These blocks are just precious–love your choices for the centers.
These are great fun blocks. There are a couple of little ones coming soon in my extended family….and these would be just perfect. I can see Yvonne that you are still in the Rainbow Mood.
I LOVE these blocks! 🙂
Those are too cute! What a great idea for I Spy blocks and learning colors. Delightful!!!
Oh my, I just love those little British Queen’s guards. Just adorable!
What a fun way to frame a novelty print! It will be such a fun kid quilt.
Such cute blocks. I love the rainbow postage I-spy.
These are so sweet! I love the inner fabrics you chose and the colours of the outer selections complement each so perfectly.
I love your news and see the inspiration you got, it is wonderfull. Are you buye every week fabrics or taking left overs? it fit allways. Karin (from Germany)