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July Bee Blocks


Megan asked for an x and + block in these Innocent Crush prints and solids. When she assigned this block, I thought, “Oh good, easy and fun!” I guess that thought jinxed me, because for some reason I had issues with this block. Sometimes you just can’t predict what’s going to cause problems, can you? I’ve even made this block before! But somehow I cut the dark brown slightly too small, and of course I didn’t have enough to re-cut all four pieces. But in the words of Tim Gunn, I made it work. I think. (You’ll see that the dark brown piece on top is slightly too short. Hopefully Megan’s okay with that.)

Ah, applique. It’s really just not my thing. So when Rachel asked for this Bubble block in blues and greens and grays, with circles appliqued to a Kona background, I was a little nervous. I hoped putting it together would change my mind about applique. Nope, it still isn’t my thing. But I do love how this block looks.

I’m linking up to Sew Modern Monday. Have a great week!

14 replies
  1. Becky
    Becky says:

    lOL, applique is not my thing either. That's what I love about bees though. Getting to try things in small quantities before committing to a whole project. Love your x block!

  2. Linz
    Linz says:

    Love the blocks!! I have a love/hate relationship with applique. I hate doing it, but I LOVE how it turns out! lol! Great job on your bubble appliques! They look so cute!

  3. Thearica
    Thearica says:

    As I tell my swappers on the HGTV forum… If it isn't any more than 1/8 inch off, it will pass… and I think yours fits the bill. 🙂

    LOVE the block!


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