Couldn’t resist all those b’s in the title.  Had to do it.

I recently took over another spot in the Stash Bee. Someone in Hive 8 needed to back out, and I volunteered to join in and round out the group.

The tutorial wasn’t up for Hive 3 (my original hive) yet, so I tackled the bento box for Anna at the local sew-in on Sunday. I was moving along so quickly that I forgot to press seams open per her request; I’ll be doing one more of these this month. You’re only queen bee for a month and you should get the block  you ask for!  (Along with an extra  side-pressed-seams one that she can make into a pillow if she wants.)

Stash Bee Block - Hive 8 - February

You can find the original tutorial from Ashley at Film in the Fridge along with a great example of what can be created with the bento box design (you quarter this block and mix it in with several other quartered blocks). The specs for this specific block can be found on the Stash Bee blog. My outer edge, the Joel Dewberry fabric, has not been trimmed per the queen’s request, but the block will measure 16.5″ when she does that.


  1. Susan

    So cool! Nice of you to hop in there and pay such close attention to all of the details!

    Somehow I keep getting the bee meeting emails THE DAY BEFORE the meeting. I should try harder to keep up with when that is. 🙂

    1. Daisy

      Well, yes you should! It was delightful! Michelle baked muffins and cookies, and the snacks alone would’ve been worth your time. The conversation was even better, and I’m so grateful that Durham lets me join their party every month! I’ll email you next month – even if it means fewer snacks for me. 😉

  2. Anna @ LifeSewCrafty

    Haha, I love it. And it’s really sweet that you’re planning on making a second one, but if you can’t find the time, don’t worry about it.

    I also love how crisp both the photography and your blog are. There’s something to be said for minimalism.

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