It has been a while since I posted any of the Do Good Stitches quilt blocks I have been making. Every month I make blocks as part of this charity Bee and I love it. I look forward to the first of the month when the new pattern is put up on our Flickr Group and I always eagerly make the blocks. I love being challenged to make things that I would not usually make in colour schemes I may not necessarily think to put together.
Twice a year I get to be the Queen and set the block and in June I choose this block and colour scheme for my month….
The block is from a free pattern by Clover and Violet which they originally put up as part of a Christmas quilt they were making. The colour tweaks I made changed how the finished block looks and made for a striking quilt top…
I love how the yellow strings make a grid pattern and the stars just pop. Each of my fellow Do Good Bee members made two blocks, so there is so much variety in the stars, which I LOVE.
One of my favorite bits about being Queen Bee is getting to see all the blocks as they come in and ohh and ahh over the fabric used (I may have a bit of stash envy!).
When these blocks came in I absolutely fell in love with the Barbar fabric one of my fellow quilters used…
I have not seen this fabric before and am now obsessed with getting my hands on some. It is so fabulous. This quilt top is now awaiting quilting and binding and then it will go out into the world to Do Good! I am Queen again in November and I have already started planning what block I am going to set.
26 thoughts on “A fabulous little Bee Block”
This is so cute and I love the Barbar fabric, too. I hadn’t seen it before.
Fabric.com has this fabric in creme and black. 😄love your color choice. This is a very happy quilt.
Thanks Virginia. Heading to fabric.com now.
Do you have the pattern ?
Sheri. The pattern tutorial link is in the blog post. It is a block by Clover & Violet.
I love how a whole new pattern emerges when they’re sewn together. I keep switching the colours in my head to see what it would look like with brights and black or dark grey – fabulous! Thank you for the pattern link, I think I may be using it soon!
I love your color combination! This is going to be a stellar quilt.
this is so pretty! Love the pattern and the colors are awesome!
Oh isn’t it lovely! It can’t fail to do good when it’s so sunshiney and happy 🙂
love your quilt, but I have always loved stars.
This is lovely Cath!
Thanks MaryAnn… the discussion about Do Good Stitches on the weekend has motivated me to get some of these quilts done!
There is so much movement in this quilt. I love it. I really love the stars. It makes me want to be more intentional with my seams. Just wonderful!!
This is a really great block for a quilting bee! I love how these turned out!
A lovely Bee quilt.
This is going to be wonderful. The color combination really speaks to me. How well were the blocks sized, pretty well on target? Or did you have to do much trimming?
Melanie there was surprisingly little trimming. The blocks came together wonderfully with no hiccups. The pattern is really easy and the fact the background and stripe were lower volume gave me some wiggle room.
I’ve done assembled block quilts with a group before and found the sizes ranged dramatically. Not planning to do it again. 🙂
Wow. I am in love with your colour choices on this lovely quilt! Well done, to you and your bee mates. Can’t wait to see how you finish this beauty.
It’s adorable! I love the color choices you made, and your bee mates chose so many great fabrics!
such a pretty block and I love your colour palette! 🙂
What a beautiful combination of colors, and a fun pattern1
Beautiful! I belong to CHERISH Do Good Stitches and I agree with you about the excitement of the new block each month 🙂
How much total fabric do I need? This is beautiful.
Heather for each block you need… eight (8) x two (2) inch squares of the blue/Aqua fabric and one (1) x 3 1/2 inch square of Aqua. Then eight (8) x 2″ x 5″ rectangles of the yellow fabric and finally four (4) x 5 inch squares of low volume for the background. This quilt took twenty blocks so you will need about 1 1/4 yards of low volume….3/4 of a yard of blue for stars and 1 yard of yellow.
Thanks so much, am trying to make a baby quilt using Urban zoologie for 5 in squares and bright color for star/stripe.