Stash Bee Blocks

Wonky Log Cabin Block

I’ve been negligent and behind in my Stash Bee block sewing lately. But, even though I’ve been behind {sorry Lynn!}, I am working on catching up. Lynn asked for two bright, wonky, gender-neutral blocks. I wasn’t able to get the log cabin anything but straight, but the strips are a variety of sizes, so I think that counts as wonky, right?!

Wonky-Star

And then a bright, wonky star, with a solid color for the outside. I really thought this yellow was fun!

Patchwork-Star

For March we made a giant block from Kat’s tutorial, with an emphasis on polka dots, it was fun digging through my stash for pretty bright dots and those type of prints. I threw in some butterflies and geese for good measure too.

Now I am on to some flying geese for my Modern Stitching Bee Blocks. We are to make two blocks of any combination of lengths, for a total of two 12″ x 12″ {so, 6″ x 18″ or 4″ x 12″ x 3, etc.}.

So, if you know of any great flying geese patterns I might enjoy, let me know. I think I’m going to try one circle, and then one easier one. This is my first time with flying geese and with the circle of geese, so, again, any tips would be appreciated!

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Comments

  1. Tamie says

    Pretty and fun! I know your Bee Buddies will be happy to receive these. Have fun with the Flying Geese – I have seen some videos on Quilty but have not yet tried making them.

  2. says

    Nice bee blocks. Enjoy the flying geese, I normally use the rectangle and two square method but paper piecing might help with accuracy. Di x
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  3. says

    You might already be done with the geese block, but here are my tips.
    Flying geese circles (paper pieced) http://www.bryerpatch.com/pattern/pattern.htm That’s my go-to printable for circles of geese. Perfection.

    I like to paper piece strips of geese – you can draw your own fairly easy (even wonky ones if your bee friend is up for it). Paper piecing is less hassle if you ask me, flying geese can be fiddly.

    Here are some more inspiration pics that I saw on my paper pieced pinterest board when I went looking for the circle geese link
    http://pinterest.com/pin/271130840036681855/ (not a pattern just inspiration)
    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/2009_mystery_6.htm (simple printable paper pieced pattern)
    http://whynotsew.blogspot.com/2011/04/drafting-your-own-paper-pieced-pattern.html (really fun wonky paper pieced)
    http://mequilter.blogspot.com/2012/03/double-flying-geese.html (double flying geese pattern paper pieced)

    Ok, I may be a flying geese junkie. :)
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