Virtual Quilting Bee
Hi there! I’m excited to share a block tutorial with you today! My friend, Amy Smart has been hosting a fun Virtual Bee with a great quilt in the works. If you haven’t been following along yet, it’s not too late to join in the fun – get all the details HERE.
I selected a quick block that you can chain piece in no time! Let’s get started -
Cutting instructions :
From the red print, cut:
2 strips 1 1/2″ x 20″
1 square 3″ x 3″
From the aqua print, cut:
1 strip 1 1/2″ x 20″
1 square 3″ x 3″
From the white bunting print, cut:
1 strip 1 1/2″ x 20
2 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Piecing the block!
To begin mark the diagonal on the wrong side of the aqua 3″ square. Sew 1/4″ away from both sides of the marked line, then cut apart on the diagonal. Press the seam allowances to the red fabric, then trim to 2 1/2″ square, using the seam as a guide.
Also, sew the aqua and white strips each to a red strip. Press the seam allowances to the red fabric.
From the aqua/red strip set, cut 8 segments, each 1 1/2″ wide.
From the white/red strip set, cut 4 segments, each 4 1/2″ wide.
Sew 4 four-patch units from the aqua/red segments, press to one side, and layout the block as shown.
Sew the half square triangle units to the 2 1/2″ white squares as shown, press the seam allowances to the white square. I suggest sewing the center column together, then attaching the sides, just be sure to turn the four-patch units so that the seams nest.
I’m not sure which is my favorite – they are both so fun! What fabrics are you using for your Bee Quilt?
Please link up in the flickr group or if you’re on Instagram use the #virtualquiltingbee – I would love to see your versions of this block!
There won’t be a featured quilter this week…my laptop totally crashed, and died this week. Thankfully my husband was able to recover the files, but I’m without my usual hub of activity for a week or two. Wish me luck in setting up a replacement!
Have a great weekend –