Friday, November 10, 2017

Propeller Block for Sew Bee It

This month is my turn to hand out the block for my bee in STLMQG, called Sew Bee It. I'm posting the instructions here for the girls in the bee, and anyone else who's interested is welcome to use this tutorial to make their own blocks.

I'm asking for Propeller blocks:

Color palette for Sew Bee It:
-        Background: Any pale low volume, as long as it reads neutral. Nothing feminine.
-        Feature color: Any bright hue in the lime/green/teal/turquoise/blue/indigo range, again nothing feminine. Please use the same fabric for all the colored pieces in the block. 

-        Background:
o   cut (2) two 5” squares
o   cut (4) four 2-1/2” squares
-        Feature color:
o   cut (2) two 5” squares
o   cut (2) two 2-1/2” squares
o   cut (1) one 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” piece

-        Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the 5” background squares.
-        Place 5” background and feature color squares right sides together and sew 1/4” on each side of the marked line.
-        Cut on the marked line, press seams open, and square up the HSTs to 4-1/2”.
-        Sew a 2-1/2” background square to each end of the colored strip. Press seams toward the color.
-        Sew a 2-1/2” background square to each of the small colored squares. If your print is directional, sew the background squares to the top of one and the bottom of the other colored squares.
-        Lay out the parts like the block diagram; note which way the HSTs rotate. Sew the top row together and the bottom row together.  
    -    Sew the three rows together, making sure the seams line up so the center plus shape doesn’t look crooked. Press seams toward the center row. 

Thank you for making blocks for me!


  1. That's going to be a very bright and fun quilt.

  2. Fun block! How many are in your bee and how many blocks will each one make?