Honey Pot Bee

The Honey Pot Bee: March Blocks

If you are following along with Molli Sparkles’ Honey Pot Bee, then you know he has released quite a few “bonus” blocks for the bee.

March Honey Pot Bee Blocks: As You Wish and Echo Blocks

March Honey Pot Bee Blocks: As You Wish and Echo Blocks

I considered making a few of the extra blocks from February and March, but in the end I opted to go with the first two kind of “official” March Honey Pot Bee blocks: the As You Wish Block by Alida from Tweety Loves Quilting and the Echo Block by Amy from 13 Spools.

March Honey Pot Bee Blocks - As You Wish Block

March Honey Pot Bee Blocks – As You Wish Block

I added in two print fabrics for the As You Wish Block. The block is paper pieced, and I found that just a dab of glue stick helped me align the hearts and text print. I kept the fabric on the sides of the block larger than called for so that I can trim it down to fit what I need as I lay out the quilt top later.

March Honey Pot Bee Blocks: Echo Block

March Honey Pot Bee Blocks: Echo Block

The Echo Block is a striking design; my husband though it looked like a reverberation of sound through a tunnel (so well named, Amy!). I could definitely see upsizing this into a large graphic single block quilt.

Honey Pot Bee Blocks Through March

Honey Pot Bee Blocks Through March

I am purposefully trying to use a different “background” color for the blocks to get a nice random distribution of the solids I chose for my palette. These photos aren’t going to win any beauty contests, but we’ve been enjoying a bit of much needed rain the past week in my area, so I am not going to complain.

Linking up with Main Crush Monday.

13 thoughts on “The Honey Pot Bee: March Blocks

  1. Your wall of honey bee blocks is growing! I’m still very fond of the your strawberry block. I just love the colors you chose for it.

  2. Cindy says:

    It is going to be interesting to see the final layout of your blocks. Love that heart print.

  3. jayne says:

    Coming along! I can’t wait to see how this ends up! Love the little hearts and the ‘letter’ fabric choices!

  4. aquilterstable says:

    Your collection is looking good!

  5. Paula S. Pike says:

    Yvonne, very interesting blocks. I can’t wait to see the assembled and quilted quilt.

  6. Shauna T says:

    great blocks, I really like how you used the text print on the envelope one.

  7. joannequilts says:

    I’ve used that glue trick myself and it was really a life saver for me. (It kept me from going crazy trying to get it just right!) 🙂 I agree with your husband about the Echo block. Of course that may be my amateur radio side coming out and playing with the quilter side. I love it when those two collide and end up playing well. I’ve seen and really enjoyed when your aerospace engineer side shows up in quilts because it puts a completely different twist on things. I am really looking forward to seeing these blocks all put together. Thanks for sharing!

  8. The “echo” block is striking, and looking from a distance, I too can see this enlarged as a whole quilt. Love the trees reversed together.

  9. Helen says:

    Love your letter block . As per normal I’m behind but hoping to catch up with the monthly blocks which I like better than the bonus blocks too . Can I send you more rain ? We had three days of sun here but rain again tomorrow

  10. Lisa says:

    I love your collection of blocks and of course like Helen I’m behind. We are always behind together….but I’m not stressing…one day I guess I’ll just blast off a bunch of them.

  11. Tish says:

    I love how you used the Zen Chick Fabric for the actual letter. I could totally see The Echo block as and entire quilt itself, with lots of quilting possibilities.

  12. Lots of diversity in your bee blocks. I really like that letter and envelope block.

  13. These blocks are full of creativity and color. I think my favorite is the letter in the envelope!!

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