Friday, February 19, 2016

Hive One February Bee Block Instructions

Here are the instructions for HIVE ONE to make Amy T's February bee block. (Refer to the set of Bee Guidelines here.

You will be making half of Anna Maria Horner’s Spinning Stars block.  The pattern calls for templates but some creative soul made a paper pieced version which is what we’ll be using. 

I’ll provide the paper pieced templates which include a right and left side for each quadrant of the block.  I am asking you to make 2 quadrants (requiring 4 paper pieced templates total).  Sewn together, this will be roughly 9 ¾  x 18 ½.  Please do not square up when finished. 

Each paper pieced template has an A, B, and C section.
I’ll provide the fabric for the B section (as I want the entire block to have the same B fabric), but the other 2 sections should be scrappy jewel tones/saturated reds, yellows, oranges, pinks and purples (violets).  

To avoid bulky seams, sew the A and B piece together 1st on the right side and the B and C piece together 1st on the left side.  I think this will help the pieces nest together when sewing the 2 pieces together.

I love this quilt by Blue Elephant Stitches, and it is definitely my inspiration!

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