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February 2, 2016

February Sew Sweet Bee Block and Ugly Christmas Sweaters Start!

Hi Y'all!!!  I kept myself pretty darn busy last night after work.  First thing I did was my 365 Block Challenge 2016 block...

365 Block Challenge 2016 Feb 1

Those HST's measure 1/2" finished!!  For those of you struggling to get these tiny blocks made and looking okay, I highly recommend the 4 at a time HST method.  I've had pretty good luck with it so far.

After that one was done, I decided to go ahead and get February's block for my Sew Sweet Bee done.  Alicia asked us to make a heart block using Flower Sugar Fabric or the like.  I didn't have Flower Sugar, but I remembered picking up some Pam Kitty and dug through my stash and used that.

Sew Sweet Bee - Alicia Heart Block

From her reaction on Instagram last night, I think she likes it! ;)  It was a really fun block to make and came together very quickly.  I had enough time to get a start on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL that Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts designed/is hosting.  Here's the first block...

Ugly Christmas Sweaters - Nine Patch

I don't know about you, but I think it's too flippin' cute to be called ugly.  It also went together pretty quickly and I really didn't want to stop making them.  I have a feeling this one will end up being a good sized quilt by the time I'm done with it.  Are you joining in the quilt along?  I hope you do.  I'd love to see what you come up with!

Today I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Linky Tuesday at Feemotion by the River, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.


  1. Haven't made my weekly blocks yet...thanks for warning - lol. Love the purples too.

  2. Such pretty purple blocks! Good luck with the 365 Quilt Block Challenge!

  3. Oh that sweater block is too cute. I'm saving but I think I need to make a couple of the sweaters. I was thinking I'd make a wall hanging instead of the rows. We'll see how I do. The heart block is great too.

  4. Your purple blocks are awesome. Alicia heart is so fun. Your turned out beautifully my dear, love the Pam Kitty fabric.

  5. Definitely not ugly! I can't see myself every making a 1/2" HST. LOL

  6. The heart is very fun and so is your purple block. Love the Ugly Sweater block!