Life continues to be busy for me and there honestly hasn’t been much sewing or quilting happening in my life lately. So it was with profound gratitude that I was able to spend a few days prepping my fabric and then sewing my June Honey Pot Bee Blocks together. It was nice to get re-acquainted with my sewing machine for a bit!
Starting things out is Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts and her BHQ Economy Square Block. She has a lovely tutorial for fussy cutting the centers of these blocks. As I am working predominantly with solids, I chose to go with the opposite of her suggestion and put my solids in the middle and outside and used prints to tie it all together in the middle. Also knowing myself, I oversized my cut pieces by her suggested 1/4″ and then trimmed each step to size. And I love the results! I used the heart print in an earlier block, so I hope this will be a fun tie in.
Our second block for June is by Mimi from Sew Says Mimi and her Urban Woven Block. I really think this was a clever block and a fun construction method!
If you have been following along with my progress, you might notice that I have removed one block from my grouping. It just wasn’t fitting in, and I hope to go back and remake it to fit with the others as time allows in the upcoming months.
And just like that, we are about halfway through the year. June went by so quickly for me. I hope that I can get back to sewing and blogging in a more regular routine in July. If nothing else, Molli Sparkles will be sharing the July Honey Pot Bee blocks soon!
22 thoughts on “June Honey Pot Bee Blocks”
Urban woven, my choice, I need to sort some batiks and get it done pronto. But Alyce’s block is a winner as well, maybe do that too.!!! I like your solids where they are. …. Yvonne, lovely to see you here today.
I really like how you put solids and prints together! Very cool. I know what you mean about being busy and not much sewing time lately! Hopefully we will all get to spend more time with our sewing machines! Have a super day!!
I love the addition of the prints in the background of this block. I also think your choice of using solids is tying the quilt together nicely. I’m glad you found some time to squeeze in a little quilting.
I really like the varied scale in the prints chosen for the economy block. Going to check out that woven block now! Both are lovely, Yvonne!
I like the use of solids in the center surrounded by the print a fun look. Your honey pot blocks are coming together nicely.
I really am enjoying watching this quilt come together. I’m a prints kinda girl, but I’m loving the solids with little pops of prints. If the it’s the block I’m thinking of that is missing, it would make a great little mug rug or mini quilt all by itself.
This is just so fun and I love your economy blocks. I think I like them MORE because they are mostly solids with the pop of prints.
I love your interpretation of this economy block. I think it is looking like a really great quilt. Of course, there’s always a use for the orphan block – the back, a tote bag, etc.
These are absolutely stunning! I love the minimalist use of prints in some of the blocks.
Both the new blocks really were a good addition to what you already had going! Hoping life can settle down for you soon…
I’m loving your blocks. Your fabric choices are great and make them all fit together so well! Also, I was just looking at the information for this bee, and it’s such a great structure. I hope he does it again next year!
I love seeing the collection all up on the wall. This is going to be a knock out quilt Yvonne!
Awesome blocks, I love the look of your economy blocks with the solid centers. I hope things settle down soon and you are able to sew to your hearts content.
Wonderful blocks. I like the use of solids. I think that woven block is really fun and would be great in a whole quilt.
You have such a distinctive style, I think if I was walking through a quilt show I would be able to spot your work!
When I opened your email, I thought that’s Yvonne! BTW when I moved here to Texas I was surprised to find out that many Southerners pronounce your name “Why-Vonne”. Crazy isn’t it!
I like all of your blocks. I fell off the Honey Pot Bee wagon months ago. Will have to go look to see what I missed.
Urban woven looks like a really striking quilt pattern! I really love following your progress, all of your blocks are looking really great together. Thanks for sharing!
Both blocks are beautiful and I just love seeing all of them together. This quilt is going to be something else!! So happy you were able to find a little bit of time to get these done.
Your grouping of blocks is steadily growing and they look great together.
Very nice…love the use of color..
Looks like I’m playing catch up again . I haven’t even checked the blog/Fb to see the blocks . I love the unusual take on the economy blocks
Your blocks look so good together. I love the little bit of prints mixed in with the solids.