It’s the season for new bee block instructions. First up was Daniela from my #quiltycircleofbees group. She asked for blue, navy & mustard. The block design being the Improv Quarter Log Cabin block by A Quilters Table. So I picked some fabric and she approved the bottom row.
It was an easy and fun block to sew up. Though for me it was easier to work with wider (2.5”-3.0”) strips so I had more room to trim it wonky afterwards. And my analytical mind needed some visual help for inbetween size goals. So in case your minds workes the same way – here is the graphic I came up with.
Actually I had so much fun sewing I finished four instead of two blocks :)
Which was totally great when I started taking pictures and found out that number was quite nice to try out layout options. So here they come.
So now I feel inspired to try this block for my charity quilts as well. I am considering it with two additional strips to come up with a quarter block of approx. 16” as my mini quilts tend to be ruffly 32 sq inches. If there weren’t the small problem that I just put those quilts on the backburner to get other quilts and projects done.
How come one always wants to work on the one project that is not on the agenda?
Linking up at
Let’s Bee Social #163 @ Sew Fresh Quilts
How nice to discover a new technique that you like enough to make another quilt from it. Your blocks certainly look attractive enough to tempt me.
This is so lovely. The wonkyness is awesome. May have to give this a go.
Tami Von Zalez
Isn’t that how it goes? You have every good intention of working on X project, and before you know it you are working on Y project and X gets pushed to the back.
I am inspired by the color combo on your wonky blocks.
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Daniela @ blockMquilts
I absolutely love your blocks! I had so much fun unpacking them today! I was the exact same, I couldn’t stop sewing blocks and made more than I had intended, they’re so much fun! And I actually played with similar layouts as well! Endless variations! Thank you so much for being a busy bee!!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful block, your fabrics look gorgeous with this design!
I thought the purpose of improv is that it’s not so planned out ; ) planned or not planned, they still turned out great!
What a great idea to create your graphic with approximate sizes. I think planned improv totally is an option and your blocks turned out awesome! Thanks for sharing a link to the tutorial…
Exactly! So true, I too always want to work on projects that are not on the agenda =) Your blocks look lively und fun =)
These are so very cool!!! I love the color palette as well… It feels very fresh and summery to me. :)
And isn’t that the worst when you have projects that you want to work on but they aren’t on the list!? Story of my crafting life these days….
I love this block so much that I am adding it to my list of quilts to be made. I will be using your graphic to make my blocks. It is so sweet of you to share it generously with the blogging/quilting community. You rock!!!