Resolution Bee Block Tutorial

Today is the day of the 35th Block of the ‘Twisted Traditional’ Quilt Along!  35 Blocks!  Wowza!  I actually came up with this block awhile back and I’ve been anxiously waiting to share it with you all.  So – without further adieu …

Resolution Bee Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 9” x 9”

By twisting the traditional block ‘Resolution Square’ we can create a whimsical Bee block.

Cutting Instructions

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Fabric A - Wings2 – 5” squares

Fabric B – Sky (blue)
2 – 5” x 2.75” rectangles
2 – 2.75” squares
6 – 1.5” squares

Fabric C – Bee Body1 – 2.75” Square
Fabric D – Bee Head1 – 2.75” Square

Directions

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Layout all your fabric like I show in the diagram above. This will help you as you sew.
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Start by sewing your bee head (Fabric D) to your 2.75” background (Fabric B) square. Press toward the bee head.
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Sew the 2.75” x 5” background fabric rectangle to complete your head square.
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Now sew your bee body (Fabric C) to your 2.75” background (Fabric B) square. Press toward the bee head.
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Sew the 2.75” x 5” background fabric rectangle to complete your body square.
A bees wing isn’t square … we’re going to round the corners just a bit.
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Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of your 1.5” background squares. Place them in three of the four corners of your wing square.
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Stitch right on the line you drew.
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Trim off the corners.
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Press toward the background fabric. Repeat with the second wing.
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Layout your bee head, bee body, and two wing blocks in the orientation you see above.
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Sew the four patch together.
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Either with embroidery or a micron pen it’s time to add the bees antennae.
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I just drew mine on for now…I may go back later and embroider them.
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And with that…your ‘Resolution Bee’ block is finished!
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I can’t wait to see what all your blocks look like!  Be sure to share you blocks and any projects you make using your blocks onto our flickr group: 52 Blocks Quilt Along

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Stop back next Wednesday for another twisted traditional block tutorial!

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