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

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


Layout all your fabric like I show in the diagram above. This will help you as you sew.
Start by sewing your bee head (Fabric D) to your 2.75” background (Fabric B) square. Press toward the bee head.
Sew the 2.75” x 5” background fabric rectangle to complete your head square.
Now sew your bee body (Fabric C) to your 2.75” background (Fabric B) square. Press toward the bee head.
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.
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.
Stitch right on the line you drew.
Trim off the corners.
Press toward the background fabric. Repeat with the second wing.
Layout your bee head, bee body, and two wing blocks in the orientation you see above.
Sew the four patch together.
Either with embroidery or a micron pen it’s time to add the bees antennae.
I just drew mine on for now…I may go back later and embroider them.
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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