August Bee Blocks

I’m early this month (to make up for last month, I guess).  I basically did August and July blocks at the same time.  It’s nice to have that commitment out of the way early this month, though.  Here’s what I made:

We Bee Learning


I actually like this block, even though it’s very simple.  She wanted more modern prints/colors, and I thought I’d never have a reason to use this fabric, but there it is.  She also wanted gray cornerstones, and I was limited on the grays in my stash, so this isn’t what I would have normally chosen, but I think it will be fine once she gets everything sewn together.   It’s supposed to be scrappy, so it should fit in well.

Stash Bee


This is not one of my favorite blocks, simply  because the prints make it so busy.  The tutorial used solids, and I liked that better, but her example used prints, so I went with that.  You can move the blocks around to create different designs, which is why she had us leave them apart instead of sewing them all together.  She wants to play around with them first.  This block was paper pieced, which always gives me a bit of a headache.  Maybe someday I’ll get better at it.

The 99 Bee


I really had a great time making these blocks.  When I first saw what she had requested, I was about ready to bang my head on the table.  It’s paper pieced, of course, and I thought that all the little seams would kill me.  Actually, though, I had a great time making them.  They went together quickly and easily.  In fact, these were easier for me than the paper pieced blocks for Stash Bee above.  I think this will make a really cute quilt, too.  I like this myself, but I’ve never really been into the British flag thing, so I probably won’t ask for this when it’s my turn.  It was nice, though, to make a paper pieced block this detailed and come out of it still feeling pretty good about everything.  Maybe there’s hope for me yet with paper piecing.


  1. Hi Tara,
    I got your block today, for which, many thanks. It is beautifully put together, and, yes, it is busy. However, not all of them will be as busy, and it should make into a fun bright quilt overall.
    Thank you for sending it so promptly.


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