May was my month as the hipBees Queen Bee and I sent out little parcels of red and cream fabrics with a request for the Bees to make me any block they like using just three fabrics. Here are the amazing blocks they sent back -
A great wonky log cabin from Tanya
Rachel experimented with this fab 3d pinwheel block
(and then went on to make lots more for a lovely quilt of her own)
Judith made me an Antique Tile Block - I love this block every time I see one!
Lynz created a brilliant weathervane
and kept going to make up a churn dash from the little pieces leftover!
Reene sent a lot of love in her block - isn't it cute?
Di stitched a pretty friendship star with an on-point square in the centre
Karen mixed things up with two disappearing 4 patch blocks
Catherine made me chuckle with her very ambitious 78 HSTs
(some were extras, not all in the block itself)
- all this effort because I had threatened to set a block for the Bees with more HSTs
than Catherine's choice of the LynneBobSquarePants block a few months ago!
Fiona sent a gorgeous friendship star too - quite appropriate for a Bee quilt, don't you think?
Jan choose this lovely twinkler with fussy cut centres
And, Collette doubled up on her star to make me this block.
I love all of these blocks and say a huge thank you to my hipBee lovelies for creating such beautiful and diverse blocks for my quilt, and for adhering to my request that blocks be returned promptly as I hope to be able to piece them in to a top and bring the top to FQR to share with the hipBees who are coming along. I need to make a few extra blocks myself when my machine is back from the friendly repair man, but hopefully I will still make my self-imposed deadline.
Thanks a million girls! I knew you wouldn't let me down!