February Hive 9 Bee Block

February Stash Bee Block

Stash Bee

My hive mate requested a very scrappy block for February. I dove into my scrap bin and started cutting and placing 2-inch squares on my design wall. When I made it through the bin I was pleased when I had just enough different fabrics to complete a block! I had a bit fewer options for the white on white corners, so there is a repeat in there.

February Hive 9 Bee Block
February Hive 9 Bee Block

We received 5 inches of snow at my home on Sunday, and I just couldn’t resist taking the block out to see how it looked against the fresh white snow.

February Hive 9 Bee Block
February Hive 9 Bee Block

This is a great block for a bee and a wonderful way to see a large smattering of fabrics. For the tutorial and a view of how the quilt comes together based on a previous bee, please visit the Stash Bee Hive 9 February Tutorial.


  • That turns out really well with the different colors – very fun. And using up scraps is such a fine idea!!! I just got rid of some and now I have more – ugh. The “pile” up way too fast.

  • What a fun block! So simple yet it’s so colorful and happy. I love how it turns out all together too, so much scrappiness. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial!

  • Love the bright colors against the white snow. I’m assuming that’s not typical for your area? I’m always excited to see people get snow that usually don’t (like me!)

  • Good Morning Yvonne! I have to tell you that I am very impressed with this block! I visited the site and looked around at quite a few of the tutorials and variety of blocks that have been created; what a fun and excellent way of breaking down the stash. The tutorial for this block is written wonderfully and I know after seeing the picture of the quilt with all of the blocks, I will be making this quilt for positive. So thank you so much for sharing this remarkable and new (to me) block/quilt. Have a fantastic creative day!

  • The really bright colors in this block are a lot of fun, and I really like the quilt that can be made from these blocks. What? Five inches of snow! Don’t you live on the West Coast? Here in Maine we haven’t had a foot of snow yet this winter, and it’s going to be 50 degrees tomorrow. No climate change, right?

  • All of your squares are so bright and fun! That’s awesome you guys got 5″ of snow! By the time the storm got here all we got from it was a heavy dusting that melted within an hour.

  • I cut my scraps into squares for a one-day project just like this one. It is such an effective scrap block.
    Snow? I am a little bit envious. We are about to have a record-breaking heatwave of the kind that kills small children and the elderly: five consecutive days well over your 100F. Not good.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)