The remaining days of April are busybusybusy, but somehow (?!) I managed to carve out a few little moments to get caught up on bee blocks.
In Bee Scrappy, Amy requested Denyse Schmidt "drunk love"-inspired blocks in shades of grey and purple. This is a stashbusting bee, so I had a chance to dip into my small stash of purples (I love them, but rarely think to use them...that may change). First I made this block ("tipsy mushrooms"):
And then this one ("drunk Alice"), which may be one of my all-time favourites:
Coincidentally, both of the April "queen bees" in Sew Modern and Bee (A Little Bit) Japanese wanted Elizabeth Hartman's mod mosaic blocks. Donna mailed out a rainbow of fabric scrap packages -- and I was lucky enough to get yellow (and I added a couple of little scraps to the mix!). I absolutely adore this fresh, sunny block, and hope she does too:
For her part, HandmadeRetro sent beautiful Japanese fairy-tale prints to be "grouted" with chocolate brown quilter's linen. The overall effect is very bold and graphic:
But you need to get up close to appreciate the Frog Prince:
I look forward to seeing the finished quilt tops!