April 28, 2020

TNB Blocks - Catching Up

I've fallen behind in sharing my True North Bee blocks, so here's a quick catch up post 😊

Conni asked for scrappy patchwork hearts back in February, using this tutorial. These were super quick and simple to make.
patchwork heart block | DevotedQuilter.com
At 18", the blocks feel huge!
patchwork heart block | DevotedQuilter.com
In March we made blocks for two people. Darlene requested these beautiful flower blocks, which feel like the height of summer to me. Maybe it's the oranges and yellows that make me think of sunflowers.
black eyed susan blocks | DevotedQuilter.com
These look more complicated than they are, though there was a lot of cutting involved. The pattern for the blocks is here. It requires a lot of stitch-and-flip units, which would normally mean a lot of wasted fabric. I made bonus HSTs instead, then turned them into pinwheels. Tiny little pinwheels that are 2" unfinished, to be exact. Isn't it cute??
tiny pinwheel quilt block | DevotedQuilter.com
Sherry asked for Raspberry Kiss blocks with bright colours for the X and low volume for the outsides, using the tutorial from Wooden Spoon Quilts. I've made RK blocks a few times now and I always love them. I might need to make a whole quilt of them for myself!
raspberry kiss blocks | DevotedQuilter.com
For April, Janice said she loved the Modern Maples block that we made back in September for Rhonda so much that she wanted the same thing for her own blocks. So, maple leaf blocks in fall colours with a white background. Simple and beautiful 😊
modern maples blocks | DevotedQuilter.com
Phew, now I've finally shared all the blocks I've made 😊 It's fun getting to root through my fabrics to choose the blocks to make for each person and seeing what block everyone chooses. There are three months left to this round of the True North Bee, so there are more blocks still to come.

I have a big pile of the blocks that have been sent to me, as well, but I haven't laid them out to take a picture yet. I asked everyone to make the Path the Friendship block that I designed and I'm looking forward to getting my quilt put together one of these days.

1 comment:

  1. That reminds me - I have a stack of Raspberry Kiss blocks on my cutting table - some of them just need 2 of the opposite corners sewn on... I think that I got busy with something else and forgot about them?

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