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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