I went to the post office yesterday, and it felt SO good to get bee blocks in the mail!

Mail time!

Those packages include a set of do. Good Stitches blocks, my Stash Bee hive 8 blocks, one baby quilt headed for a friend in Montana, and a fat quarter of Architectures that someone on Instagram needed to finish a project. Getting to the post office is a big chore for me, but I love that feeling I get when I put quilty things in the mail. I love imagining the excitement someone hopefully feels when they open up a box and get a surprise quilt from me!

I posted my first Stash Bee hive 8 block two weeks ago, but I forgot to press the seams open per Anna’s request. I made another yesterday just in time to include Anna’s blocks in the mail run.

February Hive 8 block
You can find the original tutorial for the Bento Box Block  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 Lotta Jansdotter fabric, has not been trimmed per the queen’s request, but the block will measure 16.5″ when she does that.


  1. Cindy

    Love the colors in this. Its making me think of spring – I am sure that has to do with all of the new snow I am watching fall and unsuccessfully wishing away.

  2. Anna@ LifeSewCrafty

    The blocks arrived in the mail today. Thank you so much for the blocks and the card! They’re gorgeous. If I don’t end up cutting them up, I’ll use both since I can iron the outermost seams open. I may use it even if I do cut them up, though, cause it’s just too pretty to leave out.

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