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We’re a little late here, the last month has been jam-packed. But H and I signed up for the Kids Quilt Round Robin that Sarah Nunes from Berry Barn Designs and Sarah Goer are organizing this summer. Sarah Nunes reached out to me after I posted some Instagram photos of H and her new sewing machine, and it seemed like such a great chance to get a little sewing in this summer and learn some new techniques with my new sewer.

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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.

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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.

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Like I mentioned with my September Bee Improvisational blocks, I’m really behind. But, I did get both of my September bees taken care of and mailed off last Monday. So glad to have those off my plate!

This month (last month) Lisa asked us to make blocks with a “string” theme, whatever that means to us. I love this 1st block, I sewed together strips of the patterned fabric and just alternated fabrics, leaving 1/2″ rows all along this 10.5″ block. I love it!

The 2nd block was a different story. I’d just about run out of fabric after making the 1st one, so this is what I ended up with:

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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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