In Stash Bee, it is Lori's turn to be our Queen. Lori is making an I Spy quilt for her father who has Alzheimer's. She asked for I Spy blocks, extra bonus points if the fabrics had to do with fishing.
Well, novelty fabrics are of course my favorite and I have a huge stash of 5" squares from various swaps I've done. I made 6 blocks for Lori and it was hard to narrow it down to only 6! I loved this block and think I might do my own I Spy quit this way. Here's is Lori's tutorial.
In Bee Inspired, it's Queen Kate's turn. She picked a really fun trees and gnomes block, originally by Sylvia at Flying Parrot Quilts. I had a good time with this one. It calls for several background prints, and some actually looked better on the wrong side of the fabric, so I flipped a few around. Hopefully you can't tell when you look at the block!
One thing I really like about these Bees is that I get to meet quilters from all over the world. This month, both of my blocks are leaving the United States. Lori is in Canada and Kate is in the UK.