I have been enjoying participating in two different online quilting bees this year. It's my first time taking part in a quilt bee (of any kind!), and now I fully understand the appeal - the chance to sew with friends (old and new!).
The month of May, Jessamyn was Queen Bee, and she chose the X's and O's block - with this link to the tutorial to make them.
Once again, I sewed one block to send and one block to keep for my sampler. I followed the dimensions in the tutorial to make Jessamyn's block, but scaled up the cutting measurements for my keeper block, so that it would finish at 12.5". The photo above shows the blocks side by side - the one made for Jessamyn in on the right and mine is on the left.
I reversed colour placement in the block I sewed to keep, due to the fact that I have a small amount of fabric with me during our temporary rental homes. For the most part, that means I only have scraps on hand, so I didn't have any large enough pieces of pink fabrics to make this block. I did have some fat quarter sized pieces of low volume fabrics in some of my favourite prints and that's what I chose for the X part of this block. I love the results!
It's pretty exciting that we are already six blocks complete for the year of the Pink Bee - so I am now half way to having all the blocks needed to make my sampler quilt! July is just a couple of days away, so I am eager to see what our next block will be.