I had a very busy December, working almost every day at the quilt shop. So I’m late in doing my bee blocks. Just this week, I finally finished December and January. For December, Emily @ The Darling Dogwood requested a book block. Emily is a librarian, so this block is so perfect for her!
Her size requirements were rather free-flowing (13″ tall by 13 to 16-1/2″ wide), which gave her beemates and me a lot of options. Emily wanted us to use a theme for our fabric choices, and to add “something you might find on a shelf” to our block. For the theme, I chose the Wizard of Oz because I had a lot of those fabrics and because they are a great series of books.
I added Dorothy’s ruby slippers to the stack of books as my “shelf item.” I hope Emily that you like your block! I’ll be mailing it off soon–we got hit by an ice storm last night so no travel for a while. You’ll find Emily’s tutorial for the block here.
For January, Sharon @ Yellow Cat Quilts chose the Quatrefoil block. I’ve never made this one before so I was looking forward to it.
Sharon told us that she’s going to put her blocks together for a Project Linus charity quilt. Isn’t that nice? We were given a wide range of colors to work with: pink, yellow, blue, green, turquoise, and coral color scheme. I found some butterfly fabric in my stash that had most of the colors in it so I think it’s perfect. I hope Sharon will too.
I think I originally bought the fabric for a quilt for my daughter when she was little so it cheers me to think it’s going on to gladden someone else’s heart.
You can find the tutorial for Sharon’s block here.
Can’t tell you how good it feels to be caught up! Ann is up next and I can’t wait to see what block she’ll choose! I’m up for March so I need to put my thinking cap on…