The Honey Pot Bee: June

Do you know what time it is? It’s time to celebrate our halfway mark! While it may not be quite halfway through the year, June marks are sixth instalment of The Honey Pot bee blocks. This means which you finish these, you’ll be rolling around in about half the blocks for your quilt top. Amazing! I can’t believe the creativity you have been showing off in your interpretations so far, and with these blocks I know you’ll be sewing with reckless abandon!

Our first member of the June royal court is a long time friend (quilt, or otherwise) of mine: Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts. She was my first international quilt buddy, and we initially met over a scrap of Violet Craft Madrona Road fabric. Don’t you just love how fabric brings people together?! This month Alyce is going modern-traditional by showcasing a nine-patch, 4″ Economy Square Block tutorial. This gives you lots of room for exploration, fussy cutting, and a knock-em-dead filler block. I can’t wait to make this one!

BHQ Economy Square Block



Blog: Blossom Heart Quilts (Alyce – Queen Bee & pattern designer)

IG: @BlossomHeartQuilts

Next up is a lady with lots of experience with sewing, fabric, writing, designing, and selling, Lordy, she’s done it all! Meet MIMI! I asked her to tell us all a bit about herself and she had this to say:

I am a semi-retired quilt shop owner. I sold my shop to an existing studio called Assemble, only a mile from my old shop. I work there 2 1/2 days a week: mostly teaching, but lots of other stuff too!  I have designed about twenty mystery quilts for use at my own retreats, what I like to call a series of “Stash Stew” quilts. I was working on a book, that is until I figured out that it really doesn’t pay well. Doh! I even created a series of fat quarter patterns that we sold in my shop. I love quilts and quilters, fabric, design and color, kids and grandkids, gardens, learning, clothes and sailing! 
Mimi is hitting us with her own Urban Woven Block, which still has me scratching my head on how to assemble this one. I guess we are all gonna have to hit up her tutorial below to figure it out!

[EDIT: There were some initial errors in the tutorial that have now been fixed.]

Urban Woven Block



Blog: Sew Says Mimi (Mimi – Queen Bee & pattern designer)

And there you have it: June is ready to go! I’m still travelling around Singapore for a bit, so these are going on my To-Do list. I can’t wait to see all of your interpretations on Instagram and the Facebook group! As my good friend Ellen Degeneres says, “Be kind to one another.”

6 Responses

  1. Beth Conlin says:

    MiMi’s tutorial isn’t opening with the link, and I could not find it. Help please and thank you. I love Alyce’s block too, I’ve been wanting to try that one. Funny I have some of that Alice in Wonderland fabric and it’s perfect to fussy cut. I can’t wait till I get home. Xox

  2. Corky says:

    the urbanwoven block tutorial does not open with the link. Please help…already have some ideas for this one.

  3. Great blocks again! Thank you Molli for sharing these on the last day of May because we couldn’t wait more! x Teje

  4. Dorothy says:

    As you know by now, Mimi’s link is not opening 🙁

  5. It really is amazing we are already to June. Once again, great blocks and thanks for all you do to host this bee!

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