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March Bee Blocks

I’ve been busy making my bee blocks. Oh and has it been fun. First up my Twist on Tradition blocks. This is going to be a beautiful quilt. Look how pretty the fabrics are Leila picked out. She asked for star or pinwheel blocks. I choose these two. If you are wondering what method I use for my triangles you can find it here. It works nearly every time for me in getting nice pointy points.

Next is a Dresden Plate for Jodie in the Stitchin’ Bee. She sent a template to make the petals in the plate and had the circle pre-cut. I thought I would share my method of how I keep my circles true when I applique them. First I use a compass to make a circle out of card stock that is 1/4″ smaller than the circle I have cut out to applique. Then I baste stitch around the edge of my applique circle. Next I place the card stock circle in the center of my applique circle and pull the basting stitches until the card stock circle fits snugly inside the applique circle. Then I spray my circles with spray starch and press. Pop out the card stock circle and you are ready to applique your perfectly true circle into place.

This next block was a fun one to make. It’s a ladder for Janeth from Sew Bee Wonky. She has a tutorial on her blog if you want to give it a go. Like I said it is fun to make. I think her quilt is going to be so crisp and modern looking. I can’t wait to see all the blocks together.

The last blocks I have to show today are simple square in a square blocks for Terri in the Twice as Nice Bee. They were easy to make and it was fun to make the one corner different.

I hope everyone likes their blocks. I still have one more to make. There was a little confusion over it but I think I get what is going on now so I hope to get it done this weekend. Also I’ll be linking up with Sarah for a little Whoop Whoop. All these blocks deserve a little celebration.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and that you find a little time to sew.



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