Friendship Bee block for Julie

I didn’t get that much accomplished today. I attended a group bee meeting and then had to buy groceries and pick up our dog from the kennel and I think I piddled on the computer most of the afternoon.

Julie’s block is from Anita Grossman Solomon book titled “Rotary Cutting Revolution” and she choose to do her blocks in Christmas fabrics and I highly recommend her book. It was fun to do and relatively fast to construct. I decided to do 2 blocks.

her book

her book

You start with 2 8-inch blocks, right sides together, leaving a 2-inch opening at the top right and the lower left on the opposite side. Sew with your ¼” seam, then you cut on the diagonal from the two sewn sides, then stack them on top of one another.

the squares

the squares

cute in half

cute in half

stack on top of each other

stack on top of each other

Cut a 2-inch strip and then another 2-inch strip from the other side. I pressed to the dark side and it is best to lay out your pieces so that you get the right ones sewn together.

cut a 2 inch strip

cut a 2 inch strip

cut another 2 inch strip

cut another 2 inch strip

this is what you end up with

this is what you end up with

Then you just sew them together and then you trim down your blocks and you are done.

all ready to sew

all ready to sew

all ready to sew

all ready to sew

Aren’t they cute!

done and trimmed

done and trimmed

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads, love and hugs.
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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2 Responses to Friendship Bee block for Julie

  1. Lois hill says:

    It would be easier to see steps if on the light fabrics you could sew with dark threads or show the dark side with light side

  2. Gloria says:

    That is a very neat block. I like it.

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