Honey Pot Bee

April Honey Pot Bee Blocks

To be honest, I saw Molli’s post about the April Honey Pot Bee blocks early in the month, but I didn’t have the time to think about them too much. I knew there would be some paper piecing for one of the blocks, so I was dragging my heals a bit in terms of really reading over the tutorials and thinking about fabric selection.

April Honey Pot Bee Block - Stripey Stripe

April Honey Pot Bee Block – Stripey Stripe

So when I committed to making the blocks last Thursday afternoon, I started with the non paper pieced Stripey Stripe block, designed by Audrey @Hot Pink Quilts. I *love* this block! It goes together quickly and I love that I was able to pull in most of the colors from my color palette in this. When my husband saw the block, he said it makes fun wind swooshing noises. I think I can hear them, too!

April Honey Pot Bee Block - Starry Sky Block

April Honey Pot Bee Block – Starry Sky Block

The second block of the month, the Starry Sky Block by Kylie @A Perservering Mom, was the block Kitty @Night Quilter picked for the bee. While I was on the excitement high of putting together the Stripey Stripe block, I printed out the paper pieced pattern for the 12-inch finished block, chose my colors, and got started. I pieced about half the block on Thursday afternoon and then had to let it sit for a few days before having time to come back and finish it up. I am starting to have more paper piecing experience and my confidence in piecing using that technique is increasing. I really love how the Kona Berry works as a dark background to the brighter stars.

The Honey Pot Bee Blocks to Date

My Honey Pot Bee Blocks to Date

I have made 10 blocks for The Honey Pot Bee to date, and I am finding myself currently drawn to the bolder colors and blocks in my palette. It will be fun to see what we get to sew next!

23 thoughts on “April Honey Pot Bee Blocks

  1. Cindy says:

    I like the Stripey Stripe block. Using the block in a quilt layout would give the quilt a lot of movement.

  2. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Yvonne these blocks are looking great. Your talent of color selection is terrific.

  3. Love the colors in the stripey stripe block. Simple block concept but it looks striking

  4. Love your bright colorful blocks. Looking forward to following your progress.

  5. Audrey says:

    I love both of your blocks! They’re so fabulous! Given your blue-love, I’m a little surprised you went with other colors for your Starry Sky, but I love it! It looks so good!

  6. Alison says:

    These are all so fun! I love your Stripey Stripe block’s sort-of ombre effect.

  7. Lisa says:

    I just made stripey stripe last night and I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I’ll post it on instagram today…..Finally getting around to the honeypot. That star is on my list but I need to decide on fabrics. I’m currently making the crown….because I just wanted to have a crown!

  8. jayne says:

    The stripey block colors are so pretty! Love where this bee is taking you! The star looks like so much fun. I would love to play with that design in a lot of colors!

  9. What a striking batch of blocks you are whipping up!

  10. That strawberry is still my favorite! You’re accumulating a nice collection of blocks!

  11. Tish says:

    I would have thought both blocks were paper pieced 🙂 All of your blocks are looking great. I have to say I am quite intrigued to see how this quilt will all come together in the end.

  12. Both those blocks are fantastic. I like how neat and clean the stripey block looks, and the wonkiness of the star is so fun. I’m enjoying seeing all the blocks being made for the Honey Pot bee!

  13. Very fun to see all the blocks together. I agree that the berry color really makes the starry night block rich and beautiful, but all together–they are wonderful!

  14. Paula S. Pike says:

    I absolutely love the stars! This is going to be such a fun quilt!

  15. Debbie says:

    The more blocks you make the better they look together! I mean that in a good way of course – the colors work together better and better all the time. Love that berry background!

  16. Rochelle Summers says:

    I do see that windmill effect in the stripey block….like the ones that sit on the hills in CA. I’m particularly drawn to your “jar” block. It looks a little oriental and I love the print you used in the jar. I love the precision of paper piecing…but I’m not to fond of having to tear out all the paper after I finish a project. Still, the accuracy of the points can’t be beat!

  17. sue7oaks says:

    Great blocks Yvonne! I really like your colour choices for the stars!

  18. Kaja says:

    As I read I was wondering how all these blocks looked together and then you showed me. I particularly like how the Kona Berry works through this groups.

  19. Great collection of blocks! Your color palette is working so well with each of the designs.

  20. Your blocks and color palette are looking great! It will be interesting to see how you put them all together when the time comes. That will be the challenge, balancing the colors and movement within the blocks. A challenge, but a fun one.

  21. Well, you might have convinced me to make some more; at the crown, I kind of fell off Molli’s bee-wagon LOL. I do love your palette, and agree that I’m drawn to the bolder colours too!

  22. I enjoy seeing your collection grow. I really like the darker background in some of the blocks.

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