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A quick and easy Stash Bee block for September

Being a quilting bee queen is all sorts of awesome! I spent the entire month of August refreshing the Stash Bee website and running to the mailbox (the actual mailbox) to see if any mail had arrived, and I probably got more mail this month than I have the entire last year. It was an absolute delight to open each envelope and to discover the treasures inside! Once I finish putting my Checker Block quilt together I’ll be sure to post about it.

September’s bee queen, Gayle, asked for an X block in pinks and blues. This isn’t a colour combination I would normally gravitate towards, but the colours work really well together! The block came together quickly and easily, and I’m adding it to my list of possible quilts to make myself.

What colour combinations have you tried that surprised you? Let me know in the comments!

July Quilt Block for Stash Bee

This was a fun one! Although I’m loathe to admit it, this solids thing isn’t the absolute worst.

To put this block together, you cut seventeen 4.5″ squares in a range of white-grey-black and one 4.5″ square in a bright colour. Toss them all in a paper bag and randomly pull a pair and make an HST (line down the diagonal, sew 1/4″ on either side, cut, trim to 3.5″). Once all the squares have been turned into HSTs, set aside one of the coloured HSTs and another random one (they’re extras) and put the whole lot back in the bag. Pull a pair of HSTs out, sew it randomly together, and so on and so on, until you have a 4×4 block.

Random HSTs

Random HSTs

Kiwi says Hi!



I’ll talk a bit more about the frame in another post.