Bee Awesome January Blocks

Hi Everyone! I had hoped to put this post up last week, but I spent Friday with a bloggy friend. I was so excited to finally meet in person. We have been facebook friends for a year and a half now so it was pretty cool to see her and talk and go shopping! The when Anne woke up from her nap on Friday afternoon she had a fever.  The fever is still hanging on strong. We went to the doctor yesterday and they tested her for strep throat (which was awful, took 3 of us to hold her down to get the swab).  The rapid test came back negative, but they are of course doing a culture. We will see what happens, I’m pretty sure it is just a virus but you have to be careful.

Last weekend, I was able to finish my Bee Awesome blocks. This month the queen bee, Kathy, sent out 8 inch squares of telephone pages with a strip of white glued to the middle and an envelope full of scraps. She asked us to make string blocks but to add some fabrics from our own stashes and she also requested that we NOT trim them. Here are my blocks that I sent.

String Blocks

What have you all been up to?

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10 Responses to Bee Awesome January Blocks

  1. Lisa L. says:

    I am praying the fever subsides and she gets better very soon… and also that the cultures do not produce anything. Would be fun to see the results of a quilt with those fabrics. 🙂

  2. Debbe says:

    Sorry the girl is still not up to par. Your blocks look great!

  3. Sondra says:

    Agree with Lisa, I hope that A is better very soon and no strep.
    And, I do look forward to seeing this quilt!

  4. Flying Blind says:

    Poor Anne xx

    Lovely blocks though xxx

  5. Snoodles says:

    Those are THE MOST FUN way to do string blocks! LOL I save old phone books just for that purpose! 🙂

  6. Susan says:

    I made some string blocks, too, but I don’t use a paper background. I figure anything that makes more work, I’ll find a way around. =) Love the idea of y’all helping each other this way, though.

  7. Jeifner says:

    Now I’m all curious as to why she doesn’t want you to trim them 🙂

  8. Gene Black says:

    Terrific blocks. I understand not trimming them. We all trim “the same way” but with different results. If one person does all the cutting it is far more consistent. Also, not trimming ensures that an “overly helpful” person will not remove the paper. Ha ha…

  9. I love this type of BEE… I have one due in March, but we use all our own. like your blocks.

  10. CeLynn says:

    Sorry to hear about Anne,hope that the culture didn’t turn up anything other than a common virus!

    Your string blocks are great,bet the quilt turns out beautifully :0)

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