Here are some bee blocks I made in the last couple of weeks.
First I made Scattered Glass blocks for the do.Good Stiches Hope circle.
Then a block for Bee Europa. Floh asked for a block with a pieced word pertaining to tea time. We could write it in our own language, making it a very European quilt. I chose koekje, which means cookie or biscuit in Dutch. Having a koekje goes very well with tea, I think!
I pieced the word and also added a roll of biscuits to clarify. For the word I used the method of designing the letters on paper and measuring fabric to piece them. For the roll of biscuits I used a bit of freezer paper piecing and controlled (measuring, measuring) improv piecing.
After that I made a block for Leila for the Cocorico bee. Leila's theme was 50's housewives: a woman's work is never done. I made a cocktail drink and cheese snack-on-a-stick. I thought that a 50's housewife would need a drink after all that hard work, but of course she would first carefully prepare a pretty little snack for herself to go with it.
I made this block using freezer paper piecing. I designed the pattern by first making a rough sketch, and then drawing it on freezer paper using a ruler. I forgot that my drawing would end up as a mirror image once it was finished, so the resulting block is a mirror image from my original idea. Luckily that doesn't matter much in this case, but it would have been different if I had been piecing a word... I need to remember for next time!