IG Honey Bees Blocks for January
New for us in 2019, we joined our first Bee Hive group called the IG Honey Bees. For those of you who have no idea what I am referring to, let me give you the short version explanation. There are 12 members of the Honey Bees. Each month there is a new ‘queen’ who gets to select a block to be made by the other members. One or two blocks are made to the specifications such as color choices and fabric placement.
January Queen Selection
Jan from Cocoa Quilts is our first queen, and her selection is the Tic Tac Toe block. All members choose blocks which are found on the Blossom Heart Quilts website. Here is the sample Jan gave us for color/fabric placement. Each queen has to make a sample block and share with the Bee Hive on Facebook.
Our January Bee Blocks
Jan’s color requirements are to use light gray, white and a bright color in the center. We just picked up a fat quarter bundle called Spotted by Zen Chic. I selected two brights from the pack – a lime green and bright pink. Next, came some leftover Kona solid grays from my Postcard quilt (Dove was one) along with a Bella solid white fabric. The block almost put itself together.
January Tic Tac Toes
Here are our two Tac Tac Toe blocks that we will be sending to Jan this week.
I am still a little nervous about joining the Bee Hive and sewing well enough to send blocks to other quilters. My hopes are that these will work well for Jan.
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