Friday, April 4, 2014

A wee house

Oh, it feels it's been eons since I made a bee block! I felt all kinds of rusty when I officially started working on my first bee block for the Wee Bee, a fun international bee filled with some great, super talented sewists. Our first queen bee is Cat of Cat + Vee, who requested a wee little house block.

I went with a really simple house, paper pieced, of course, with a cute little fussy cut window into a sewing room, from a print I got back during a Japanese fabric swap quite some time ago. I can't believe that I not only remembered that I had a print like that in my sewing room but that I was also able to find it, because the sewing room is a bit of a disaster area at the moment.

A wee house for Cat

This was a fun little block to sew up, and I can't wait to see all the other blocks Cat gets for this little quilt. If you want to see more of what we're stitching up in this bee, we've got a Flickr group right here and most of us are on Instagram as well using hashtag #theweebee . Tell me, are you in a quilting bee right now? Bees can be such fun with the right people, I've made lots of friends through online quilting bees like this one! Have a great weekend everyone :)


  1. I recently moved and just last week went to my first ever guild meeting! They were talking about starting up a new bee so maybe I will take the plunge. I have seen several online bees but really haven't taken the time to see what the requirements are or how to join. I guess that should go on my list of things to check into :)

  2. How cute it this sewing machine fabric! Love your house block - and nope, no q-bee for me yet.

  3. What a fun house! I love the view in the window!

  4. Cute little house! The sewing room view is a great addition.

  5. Oh my gosh, this is too cute!

  6. oh yay Elizabeth, I love it so much! I really need to make my own house for this little mini ... I'm actually thinking I'll sew up a little church - that's my plan right now anyway! The Wee Bee is my first international bee, I have been in the AusModBee with all-Australian girls for this past year - we only have two months to go. And I'm in a doGoodStitches circle, with all Australian and New Zealand girls. I love bees and swaps, they're really so much fun. Thank you for my little house, it's perfect. Have a great week, Cat xx

  7. Wow what a lovely block- it made me think to dig out an old quilt I made a few years ago when my kiddies were little, just like this. Thinking i'd like to make another!


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