I had a lot of fun piecing the super cute gnomeling for my queen this month. If paper piecing wasn’t our speed, she also offered an improv tree as an option. I went ahead and sewed up one of each for her. If you are interested in more details on these fun blocks, check out the Hive 9 April tutorial.
If I didn’t have a budget, I would have made all the blocks this month. They are all awesome! I started by attempting this block for Shauna in Hive 3, but my first try was a disaster. After a few days, I came back to it and pressed my seams open and it worked out much better (thankfully Shauna was OK with that modification). Here is where you can find Shauna’s Hive 3 April tutorial.
Helen, in Hive 6, was in my Hive last year. She and I also recently swapped mini mini quilts, and she spoiled me so thoroughly in the swap I knew I’d be making a block for her in return. This is a fast and fun block, and I will have to remember it in the future. Here is where you can find Helen’s Hive 6 April tutorial.
Finally, I also made this log cabin style plus block for Liz in Hive 8. I am a sucker for log cabins. 🙂 Here is where you can find Liz’s Hive 8 April tutorial.