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.