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Other Pretty in Pink posts: April Wonky Stars, May Nine Patches With Crosses, June Wonky Log Cabins, July Tic Tac Toe, August Log Cabins, September Strings.

Other Bee Improvisational posts: May Forest of Trees, June Framed Blocks, Christmas in July (my month), August Make Life, September Alphabet.

Let me start this post by saying that I already know I’m the worst quilting bee member in history. I knew this when I set out yesterday, during a snow day, to catch up on the pile of blocks I owe people going back to October. But this is what cemented the title for me:

My finished beach house block for Chelsea in the Pretty in Pink bee.

My finished Drunk Love-inspired block for Elizabeth in Bee Improvisational.

Anyone have a guess as to what’s wrong? It wasn’t immediately obvious to me, either, so don’t feel bad.

Read more on Oh, For Crying Out Loud…

Other posts on this project: Gearing Up for July Bee Improvisational, Bee Improvisational: Christmas in July!, Christmas in July Packages Are Mailed.

Remember my month for Bee Improvisational? I’ve had the blocks back for ages and haven’t done a thing with them. Until today, when we bought our Christmas tree. And I finally had to face the fact that if I was, in fact, going to make a tree skirt with these blocks I needed to get a move on. So I’ve sorted out the blocks, and now I’m going to attack them with some red sashing. I have so many blocks that I may make this one reversible, we’ll see. But here’s an idea of all the blocks I’ve got to work with.

Read more on Christmas Tree Skirt Pt. 1…

No, I didn’t neglect to post about these blocks back in September. I actually just made them last night. I am so behind with my quilting bees, I’m just now getting to September. Note to self: just stop making plans for back-to-school month. Especially when starting a new job. I’m behind in everything right now and just coming up for air.

Anyway, I felt so bad about finishing Wendy’s blocks late that I made her 3 of them. Wendy sent these great black and red fabrics to play around with, and all she asked was that we showcase these alphabet squares she sent. She’s making this into a play quilt for her toddler, which I love. And I loved making these, it was really great to be making anything after about a month (my sewing machine was very dusty and very lonely. Seriously, I had to clean it twice).

I was surprised by how much fun I had playing with the letters and shapes. It was therapeutic. And I never really post about my process when making these bee blocks, so keep reading if you want some details.

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