On Saturday, I accompanied hubby to the Brushy Mountain Bee Company in Moravian Falls, NC. We picked up two 3 lb. packages of bees with queens to install in our empty hives. Here’s hoping they thrive in their new home and busily make enough honey for us to harvest on Labor Day!
On the three hour drive, I enjoyed the signs of spring: blooming dogwoods and redbuds purposely planted along the highway, trees on the hillsides sprouting fresh green leaves, and yellow butterflies flitting from flower to flower. Along with viewing the scenery, I selected 2 1/2″ squares and 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles from my scrap containers for “Aunt Sukey’s Choice” blocks. Each block requires 12 colored 2 1/2″ squares and 8 colored 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles. I snapped pictures of each block with my phone to remind me of placement. Then I stacked and pinned each block group together, placing one block’s worth in a reclosable sandwich bag. Honestly, more thought is involved in planning a scrappy quilt than in planning a matchy-matchy quilt!
Assembling block “kits” during the down time of the car trip resulted in speedy piecing once I returned to my sewing room.
Did you spot the block with a mistake? Seam ripper to the rescue!