Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bee Blessed: June

When Judith posted her mosaic for her accomplishments in May, I saw a pretty little block there tucked into the upper left hand corner.  Ooo...isn't that pretty?  I must look into that pattern - it would be fun to make!  


But wait!  Wait!  Lucky for me, it's this month's Bee Blessed block!  You can click on over to Sarah's blog to see the details, but long story short these blocks were made with this tutorial.


Much to my dismay, with all of these seams they ask you to use a scant quarter inch seam.  Will I ever escape?  I took your advice from my last disaster and moved my needle one point to the right.  It absolutely made my seams smaller, but not so small I was nervous they'd unravel when Judith received them.


That said, they are barely the right size.  A little small, I think, but totally usable.  I very much look forward to seeing this top finished.  There are several ways you could arrange these with a wide variety of patterns created.  I can't wait to see what final layout they choose to use.  Another great choice in block, ladies!




16 comments:

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Love how this turned out! Putting it on my possibles list for Bee quilts!

pennydog said...

I have this problem with my 1/4" seams too, I have to move two spots to the right on my Viking.

Ruth said...

On my new small Pfaff I have to move 2 stops from 3.5 to 4.0 for a 1/4" seam and two more stops to 4.5 for a scant! Just ahve to remember to do it at the beginning! Blocks are lovely!

Missy Shay said...

I love your blocks and using the white really makes them pop. I hate it when patterns say to use a scant 1/4 inch seam, that is why I never finished my first BOM when I first started quilting, my blocks were not turning out right.

Helenjean said...

on my basic janome there isn't the option, take it or leave it - move the fabric to the right or left!

Judith, Belfast said...

These are so pretty C! So sorry you are still having a scant 1/4" headache, but I just know we will be able to use your blocks. Don't worry. Thank you, jxo

Canadian Abroad said...

Love these blocks. Jude picked a good one! And you made two beauties.

Sarah said...

Very pretty. Thank you for these.

Henry's Shed said...

They are lovely! I really must find time to get out my sewing machine and join in! xx

Katy Cameron said...

It's funny, if you're making something for yourself it really doesn't matter if you use a 1/4" or 1/2" seam as long as you're consistent, but it's a challenge making things for others and measuring blocks extra carefully because you know they have to go out and play with others from other homes!

Rachaeldaisy said...

These are sun fun blocks!! I love the scrappy colourfulness. I bet there'll be a range of sizes but they'll fit together in the end.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous blocks! I hope you find a cure for your scant quarter inch headache - maybe a piece of tape on the needle plate at the right distance from the needle would help?

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Nicky said...

Very cute!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

oh they are a lovely block for scraps.

Mary Menzer said...

What a great block idea for scraps! I am headed over to look at the tutorial so I can keep this block in mind for future scrap use!

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