April Bee Hive Block – Ripples
In the IG (Instagram) Honey Bee group we joined this year, Jen is the Queen for the month of April. The block she choose for all of us to make is called Ripple. She fussy cut the center block and sent it to all of us, and the end result is going to be a quilt for her daughter.
Jen gave us some guidelines for her fabric requirements, but they are very loose and wide ranging. She would like white-on-white or low-volume whites for the background. The other fabrics need to coordinate with the cactus block that she sent to us. Those colors include black, gray, teal, mint greens, corals, pinks, etc. As long as it works with the cactus fabric, we are good to go. That’s a lot of freedom! Jen sent us these cacti center blocks.
We picked out some fabric and Sue got out the Bloc-Loc to trim the HSTs.
After the 72 HSTs were all trimmed, we tried a few different layouts. We put them on the island and then played around with them every time we walked through the kitchen.
I started sewing them together but of course I enjoyed some ripping time as well. I managed to get one of the corner pieces sewn on backwards, and one whole row upside down. Geez! But on Thursday, all three blocks were sent on their merry way to Jen along with a couple of mini charm packs.
I didn’t notice until I went to put them in the envelope for mailing but two blocks had the exact same fabric in the corner. Oh well, I’m sure no one will notice that when they are mixed in with the other blocks!
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