Monday, February 2, 2015

Bee Blocks - January

Kerrie Porter of Pretty Lady Baby requested straight-forward 9-Patch blocks for this month. For the Hope Circle of do. Good Stitches, she wanted monochromatic blocks in purple, pink, yellow, or green.
To create blocks that will finish at 12", I cut nine 4 1/2" squares for each block. These came together delightfully quickly. It actually took more time to decide on fabrics than to do the sewing.
Christina Biro was up this month for the New Quilt Blogger Bee. She has a full-fledged tutorial for her requested block on her Wips & Tuts blog. Just make sure you make the bottom row of geese go to the left instead of the right.
Instead of doing half square triangles, I opted to create flying geese units using the no waste flying geese method. While not difficult to sew, this block does require some generous cutting time.
They are pretty though, and it's going to be a lovely quilt.
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  1. Christina's blocks do look like a time commitment!

  2. Hi Afton you're a woman after my own heart! Looks like you love color too. And paper piecing and high contrast... thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, and I'll have to keep an eye on your blog too!
    LeeAnna at Not afraid of color

  3. I would struggle to chose just nine fabrics for a monochrome nine-patch too. Decisions, decisions! The time spent choosing obviously worked. Pretty!