Friday, October 23, 2015

The Real October Bee Blocks

Earlier this month, I attempted to make a block for the Believe Circle's October quilt. I really like what I made and have since decided that it isn't child like enough so I am keeping it and made two to replace it. The quilts we make go to an organization that helps foster children, My Very Own Blanket, so being child like is very important.

It was a lot harder to choose fabric for the blocks when it wasn't conveniently all in the same fabric like my first attempt. Once I had settled on fabric choices, it was time to sew.

Since this wasn't my first quilt as you go block, I just stitched along without referring to the tutorial at all. Somewhere along the way my shape got out of whack so instead of looking somewhat flowerish, my blue block looks like a bad crazy quilting experiment.

The white fabric stands out way too much in the blue block, too. I was very happy that I had to make two blocks so that maybe I could redeem myself with the purple block.

This time, I pulled up the tutorial and referred back to it many times while making it.

I like the purple block much better. The tutorial for this quilt as you go method can be found here. These will be shipped off to Jennifer next week. Thanks, Jennifer, for stretching my quilting muscle this month. For me, this is the most challenging block I've made as part of the Believe Circle. It is always fun to see what each new month brings for our quilt making circle.

Linking up with Whoop Whoop with Confesssions of a Fabric Addict and Fabric Frenzy Friday Fort Worth Fabric Studio. Also linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times and Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts. And one more link up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.

Other posts about the Believe Circle:
Believe Circle Quilts 2015
Believe Circle Finished Quilt for May
Believe Circle Half Way Through the Year


  1. ....I actually really like the blue block - looks a bit like a stormy sea-scape. :) Both blocks are wonderful and I think I'll be checking that tutorial out myself. I bet the recipient will be over the moon!

  2. I love all four of them! They are so pretty and fun.

  3. Fun blocks. I really like the purple one.

  4. I like both blocks, the color choices in them work so well together. The children will love these quilts! Thanks for linking up to MCM! :)


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