Molli Sparkles released The Honey Pot Bee February block tutorials on February 1st in Australia, which felt weird to read about on January 31st in my local time zone!
Fi from Living Cloth shared her Star Kisses Block tutorial, and I spent a fair bit of time trying out different color layout options. I considered doing a more “scrappy” approach, but in the end I settled on each of the four quadrants that make the block being in one distinct colorway.
Adrianne from On the Windy Side shared her Quilter’s Pantry block. I did not fancy sticking with my solid colors for a block that is clearly meant to feature fun novelty prints. I also do not happen to have a lot of fun novelty prints in my stash as it is almost all solids or tone on tone prints. I cannot, however, seem to resist blue starry fabric, and this mosaic-esque print seemed the perfect solution to capture in a jar for my quilt. I finished off the block by adding in more of the dark brown peppered cotton that I used for the base of one of my December Improv Tree blocks.
I also found this quote that I think might need to be quilted near or around this block when the time comes, “Don’t lose hope. When it gets darkest the stars come out.”
The Quilter’s Pantry block does stick out a fair bit to me at this point, and it will be interesting to see if there are several quilts that get made as a result of this year! Molli did say that there will be extra special surprises sprinkled throughout February, but I will be leaving for QuiltCon in just under 2 weeks, so we’ll see if I can keep up with any “wild card” bonus blocks that are offered up this month.
14 thoughts on “The Honey Pot Bee: February Blocks”
Funny I was thinking too , just because I make the block I don’t have to use the block
Great take on that pantry jar block. I agree–I’m curious to see how it all fits together at the end of the year. It makes me double glad I’ve decided to join a bunch of bees/sew alongs and pick and choose blocks that fit with my “plan” (I use that term VERY loosely here lol). I do want to make the star kisses block, I think… but with QuiltCon and all that, we shall see how this month goes!! <3 It's fun to see yours grow!
Very bright and fun blocks. I like starry fabrics too. I’m married to an amateur astronomer, so I get help picking up those fabrics when we find them.
I love that jar of stars Yvonne.
I love the stars in your jar block. It’s like you’ve captured some magic in there 🙂 It will be fun to see how your blocks all come together as the year goes on.
I like your February blocks. They are all coming along nicely. I don’t think my blocks are going to be very color coordinated. It is interesting as I go. Every day is an adventure. ❌❎.
Yvonne, I love the color palette and the blocks. They feel like a bit of summer and play.
The blue stars look like they came out of your stash pantry. I love seeing all your blocks together.
I love the print that you chose for your jar block. It makes me think of a snow globe or one of those glitter jars you can make to help sooth kids. It’s like the jar has been shaken and all the fun stuff is swirling around.
Yes, it will be fun to see where these blocks end up, and the number of quilts you’ll make. 🙂 You picked the perfect fabric for the jar block!
The time difference confused me as well. I started my jar block tonight. And then have to make a decision on fabrics for the second one. Your blocks look great.
Your jar block makes me think of fireflies. It will be interesting to see what else is added to the mix for this quilt.
Great blocks, I really like the jar block and the fabric you picked for it.
I like all your blocks! the berry one is so cute!