April 18, 2014

Bee Blocks

This month the bee block that I was asked to make was the Starburst Block by Lee at Freshly Pieced.

Only one block was requested by this month's Queen, but I was loving making it so much that I made another!

What do you think?? I can't even decide which one I like better!

On a side not, the first 2 pictures of the Starburst blocks above are actually turned sideways. This orientation looked the best of all the photos I took. I'm thinking I should just put tape on all four corners of the blocks I photograph next time so it's not noticeable.

Last month, it took me forever to get my bee blocks done. I'll be the first to admit I was a slacker! The block was the Freewheeling Block from the book '99 Modern Blocks'. Very cool book.

This was the first time I tried any paper piecing, and this was a pretty easy block to start with. I was sewing along, super happy with how fast it was going.

Then, I realized that the last 2 triangles I added to the outside of the color triangle was not placed correctly and didn't go all the way to where the seam allowance needed to end. On EVERY SINGLE BLOCK. So sad it was though, especially since there were 4 smaller blocks to make up one block. My seam ripper and I are a little closer now.

See those corners, ahh!

Either way, I'm having tons of fun doing bee blocks each month!! How about you?? Have you joined a quilting bee?

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