Monday, 29 May 2017

Bee's and HST's

It has been a week of making bee blocks and about a gazillion HST's!

First up May Queen for the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild Liberty Bee chose teeny tiny churn dash blocks with beautiful shirting backgrounds.
There are 16 churn dashes per block and each of them has 4 tiny 1.5 inch Half Square Triangles.
That's a total of 128 HST's in all.  I absolutely love how these blocks turned out.

Then our June Queen chose a block with lots of HST's as well.  This time it was Pinwheels with a gorgeous periwinkle blue background.
I used the Accuquilt die cutter for these and boy did that make the job a whole lot easier.  The half square triangles all came out perfect size so no squaring up or trimming was required.  Which was just as well as there are 72 of them in these blocks.  The Liberty plays so nicely with that background don't you think?

And finally June Queen bee for The Bee Hive chose the Ripples block and again it has a ton of HST's but compared to the previous 2 blocks it was a breeze with only 48 of them! Kat's colour choices are gorgeous and l'm looking forward to seeing this quilt come together.

And now that l'm ahead with my bee blocks l am hoping to get the quilting done on at least 2 of the 12 quilt tops I have patiently waiting for some love and attention.

Until next time.



  1. That's an unbelievable amount of HSTs! Great blocks though and I love the churn dash blocks with their different backgrounds.

  2. I love the Ripples blocks! So bright and cheery! :)

  3. Hi Sue,
    I love, love, LOVE the June block. Just love the colors . . . I look forward to seeing the quilt top with all the other blocks. ~smile~

  4. How different and fun these blocks are!!! And all made with HST?! I should use them more...

  5. Very pretty blocks. Visiting from NTT.

  6. Pretty! I like your work with those tiny churn dashes, and those ripples blocks are so bright and cheerful!