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.
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!
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.
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!