Block #27: Darting Birds
This block looked intimidating, and while it was mildly time-consuming (then again, compared to the Economy block, they all are time-consuming), but it was relatively simple to piece. I used a bright print from Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms collection paired with my favorite aqua print from Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas collection.
Block #28: Duck and Ducklings
In the book, this block is shown in red and black, and it looks quite striking. Somehow, in aqua and purple, it's somewhat less striking, but I'm still happy with how it turned out. I used an aqua print from Dena Designs' Kumari Garden collection and a purple print from Kate Spain's Central Park collection.
Block #29: Economy
The simplicity of this block, after all of the tedious blocks before it was a welcome change. This block was by far the easiest to put together, of all 30 I've made, and with the fewest number of pieces as well. I wish I'd chosen fabrics with a bit more contrast, though. I used a green and blue print from Dena Designs' Kumari Garden collection and a lime green print from Erin McMorris's Weekends collection.
Block #30: End of Day
This block was another one that was relatively simple to put together, but I really love how it finished up, and I think that's due to some pretty nice fabric selection on my part. I love the hot pink Mendocino print I used here, the pop of color and fun that it brings to this block. I really like the way this block finishes up, and I could see myself making this block again, maybe in a bigger size than 6.5", but for another bee maybe. I used three fabrics here, the dark blue from Robert Kaufman's Metro Living, the lighter blue from DS Quilts's Picnic & Fairgrounds collection, and the hot pink from Heather Ross's Mendocino collection.
All in all, these last four blocks were pretty simple to put together - or maybe I'm finally starting to get the hang of these darned tiny blocks. The next two blocks look super easy - including an Evening Star block (basically a 6.5" version of the Star of Virginia used in the Summer Sampler) and another star, but never fear, there are plenty more daunting blocks coming up soon, including another freaking basket block. As if one botched attempt at needle turn applique wasn't enough...