Spotted: Groups of Blocks for the [ 3x6 ] Bee

>> Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The [3 x 6] Sampler Quilt Mini Bee has to be one of my favorite ideas for a Virtual Quilting Bee yet. After you sign up for the bee you're assigned to a little "hive" of 6 other people. You're only allowed to state three color preferences, and then you make the same block for the 6 other people in your hive in their stated colors. Once all the blocks are mailed back to you, you will have 6 different blocks (hence the "sampler" aspect) in your colors. Isn't that a great idea?

Bee Hive Five 4th Quarter
(credit: cbmauro8)

Tiffany does a great job at running this bee smoothly. Right now they're in the middle of the 4th quarter, but you can sign up to join for the 1st quarter of 2011. That's the other great thing about this bee - it's run a quarter at a time, and you're allowed to drop-out / rejoin quarterly.

3x6 behive 15-3rd quarter
(credit: Say Yes Juliet)

It's already grown to include over 100 people and is one of the most popular bees on Flickr.  These pictures are all of the 6 different blocks someone made for the 6 different color schemes in their hives.  Tomorrow I'll show you some pictures of the 6 different blocks people got back from their hive in all the different block styles.

3x6 3rd Qtr Beehive#10
(credit: Epban)

beehive4 Q3 blocks!
(credit: mamaloves2read)

3x6 Bee Block Mosaic
(credit: ktelschow)

3 x 6 mosaic
(credit: xerxia)

3 x 6 bee blocks for beehive 8 (2)
(credit: lindakl)


Tiffany November 8, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

Oh you are too kind and I love all the sets of blocks you picked out :)

Mandalin November 8, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

I was just looking at that Bee, love how it works. A year is a long time to commit too, and life happens to all of us. So being able to drop in or out every 3 months is a fantastic concept.

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