The Bees Knees – Quilting Bee

Hi friends!  I am in  a new quilting bee!  April was our first month, and I’m finally posting about it and my block.  Sherri sent everyone two fat eighths of Happy Mochi Yum and a fat quarter of Bella white, and gave us some general direction for what she was hoping for in the blocks.

Two of Sherri’s favorite blocks are pinwheels, and stars, so I found a block that combines them both –

This was such a fun block to make!  Flying geese, HST units, and quarter square units combine to make the great pattern.  I hope you like it Sherri!

After making the block, I was trying to think of what I might alternate the block with to make a full quilt, and came up with this –

I love that it looks like it’s set on-pointe, but it’s not!


Anyway, I love a group activity, and I’m so glad to be in a bee again.  Follow along with our year long journey here.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Amy

By |2017-02-06T09:18:24-06:00April 24th, 2012|Bees Knees|16 Comments


  1. Michele April 24, 2012 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Love that block and the colors! I would be tempted to join in on a bee like that but I have so many quilts in progress with deadlines that I have to resist all temptations.

  2. Sharon B April 24, 2012 at 6:28 am - Reply

    This is a great block!

  3. Amy April 24, 2012 at 7:24 am - Reply


  4. Lynn Fitzgerald April 24, 2012 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Love the colors and design.


  5. Wendy April 24, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Are you going to do a pattern for this block and the quilt? Love them both!

  6. Sara April 24, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    That is one of my favorite blocks currently! Did you use a tutorial or are you going to devise one yourself? Please!

    Gorgeous work Amy!

  7. sherri April 24, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Oh…I absolutely LOVE it! You did combine two of my favorite blocks…Thank you!

    Have a great day!

  8. Kathie April 24, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    This would be a great block for your BOM on Craftsy! I can see my fabric in this one :-)

  9. Becky April 24, 2012 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Beautiful block!

  10. Angie SoCal April 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    A nice block and and a wonderful quilt. I’m putting this on my to-do list. I can see it scrappy. What size was the block? – 12″??

  11. Kate Brown April 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I really like the way the way that block looks and its really pretty with those fabrics; She should love it;

  12. cynthia April 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Your block turned out so cute!!!

  13. Amy Smart April 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I love both the block AND the quilt, Amy!

  14. Lindsay April 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I love this block and the quilt design is fab!

  15. Diane T. Dodson April 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    It’s very pleasing to the eyes and at the same time very alluring. It’s highly organized as well and I’m pretty sure that it will attract a lot of visitors if you’ll have this design. I love it.

  16. Karlee Barnett July 14, 2014 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I would dearly love to join The Bees Knees Quilting Bee. I don’t have a web page as yet – is that a requirement? If not, would you please forward me appropriate contact information? If it is, I have so much information I would love to share and would love to begin a new ons (having had numerous since 1996 and am a virtual sponge, just longing to absorb the creativity overflowing on the site.

    Thank you for any in site you can forward at you earliest convenience!

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