Wanta Fanta Blocks Actually Finished
Sherry from Powered By Quilting is the May Queen of the 2019 IG HoneyBees group that we joined this year. Sherry chose the Wanta Fanta block for us worker bees to make for her. Her block combines two sets of a paper-pieced four-section smaller block and two pieced snowball-cornered blocks.
Wanta Fanta Background
Requirements were to use a Kona white base along with bright colors. Nice and easy stipulations to meet as bright colors we have plenty. The hardest part will be to narrow down the choices. We chose this Kaffe print for one portion of the four-part block we’re calling A. These four blocks went together quickly and without issue!
Wanta Fanta Stylin’
Previously I told you about how I was dragging my feet on making these blocks. Worry about matching up those little white triangle points was preying on my mind. The deadline to get these blocks in the mail is quickly approaching, and I had to get down to bidness.
Stitching carefully on the lines was done and pressing without steam also happened rather quickly. I noticed that in spite of everything being pinned and clipped to death, some slippage occurred as seen in the left photo. Grrr. It was time to match up the four little sections that comprise block B. Just three easy-peasy seams for this piece.
Of course, things could possibly go wrong . . . or not! Mistake caught before it was made for a change! Woot-woot!
Wanta Fanta Dragging
Removing the paper on block B was accomplished one exciting Saturday evening. It took about two hours for all four sections to be complete. Then it was time to try putting a block A and block B together. As seen on the left photo, the nervewracking points matched up fairly well. Then I was time to try out a potential layout but we went a different way. Still more seams were needed before I can reveal a full Wanta Fanta block.
This next photo shows how nicely this deep purple fabric goes with another Kaffe print that we chose for the other A blocks. Isn’t that pretty?!
Over Wanta Fanta
Good thing a long weekend happened before the end of May or these blocks may have been late getting to Sherry. The extra time allowed for completion although it didn’t happen until Monday morning!
They are not perfect, and I am sorry about that Sherry. They are close and would be good enough for me, but not to share with someone else. I am SO very happy with our fabric choices, and now you can see that we switched around the two pink dotted fabrics. Here’s a final shot of both blocks.
I am not sorry to have these complete. Perhaps there will be a month off from paper piecing! I may need to bow out of the Bee Hive at the completion of this year as the perfection stress is going to kill me.
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