I love getting my bee blocks done early in the month. It's nice to have them finished and in the mail before the end of the month.
First up is a single girl knock-off for Sam in my local bee. She used the pattern and created paper piecing templates similar to the original pattern. This came together so fast. If you are thinking about making the single girl, buy the pattern and create your own paper piecing templates for the rings. I have owned the pattern for two years, but haven't done anything with it. After working on this block, I'm motivated to pull it out and trace my own templates for paper piecing and give it a try.
Next up is a crazy-busy block for Felicity in our Stash Trad Bee. These little churn dash blocks are only 6" finished. They are going to make a super cute scrappy quilt.
Finally an improv pineapple block for Angela from the Sew Beautiful Bee. I honestly loved this block. I'm thinking really seriously about using her idea and some of my Heather Ross fabric.
In iron news, I did make a new purchase. I'm loving it so far--no fires and smoke are a good thing. I have vowed to rarely put water in it and hopefully make it last for a very long time. Thanks for all your comments. I knew there would be a ton of different opinions, but there was some really good info in the comments that helped me weigh my options and make a decision. Keeping my fingers crossed this one lasts longer than two weeks.
And finally, to add to the list of media time-wasters in my life, my sister encouraged me to get on Instagram and Draw Something. My user name for Instagram is "the_blue_chair" and "the blue chair" on Draw Something in case you need more media time-wasters as well.