IG Honey Bees Fizzy Blocks for February
This year we joined our first Bee Hive group called the IG Honey Bees. There are 12 members of the Honey Bees. This month our ‘queen’ is Amanda. She selected a block called Fizzy to be made by the other members. One or two blocks are made to her specifications for color and fabric placement. Amanda chose black, teal/turquoise, and medium to dark pink. Amanda threw us a curve, so to speak, as Fizzy has curves!
February Fizzy Choice
Amanda chose her block from these found on the Blossom Heart Quilts website. Here is the sample Amanda gave us for color/fabric placement. She shared with all the Bee Hive members on our Facebook page.
Our February Bee Blocks
Amanda’s color requirements are to use black, teal and a bright pink. Solids or small patterns are fine. Sue rummage through our fabrics and selected these for our blocks.
Some of these fabrics I have never seen before! Like that top pink dotted one – where have you been hiding yourself?
From the pattern I printed off the templates on stock paper which is heavier than normal printer paper. After carefully cutting out the templates, I set to work tracing the shapes on the wrong side of the fabrics.
Some of the black shades got the smaller L-shaped piece along with the pinks. The turquoise/teals along with additional black fabrics got the pie-shaped piece. I used some high tech supplies in my Fizzy quest. Scissors, tracing pencil, ink pen and pins were all used, and then it was slow sewing time.
One quarter of a block was finished, and I was getting confident. So confident that this happened. Oops! Slow ripping occurred . . .
The bottom right corner of the block should be all of turquoise fabric. The black fabric when turned correctly will complete the hourglass shape. Geez! And of course I didn’t notice it until it was all sewn and pressed.
Finally a Fizzy Feature
Let’s try that again! Amanda will be receiving these two Fizzy blocks in the mail this week.
I was a bit nervous making these curved sections, but it was fun also. Thanks for the challenge Amanda! And each block individually just in case you wanted to see them that way.
We’ve been forewarned that we will be making this block again this year for Kathy in our bee hive. Next month our friend, Mary, is the queen. Lastly, we celebrated our second year blogiversary on Tuesday. Check out our post Second Year Blogiversary Already – Giveaway! and enter our giveaway for a Frolic charm pack.
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