Fizzy Fun Block Part Trois IG Honeybees
This year we joined our first Bee Hive group called the IG Honeybees. The queens for February and August both selected a block called Fizzy to be made by all the other members. The pattern for the Fizzy block is found on the Blossom Heart Quilts website. The September version is Fizzy part trois.
Fizzy Fuzzy Choices
Here are the two earlier Fizzy blocks we have sewn. The first, for Amanda in the top photo for February and the second, for Barbara in August. Since I seemed to be dragging my feet this month, it is the last week of the month with no excuse for taking this long! They need to be in the mail this week for sure (and they are!).
September Fizzy Fun
Of course, you would think that I would have kept templates after making them twice. But alas, that was NOT the case so I printed them again on card stock (with an extra set this time). I actually used the rotary cutter to trace around the pattern pieces for all of them. That’s just SO much faster than tracing on the reverse side and then cutting them out.
After laying out the pieces appropriately and marveling at how much smaller one is than the other, it was time for pinning. Then sewing ensued – chain sewing that is. After pressing happened we were finished . . .
Fizzy Part Trois Finished
I was still a bit nervous making these curved sections, but they went together fairly well.
When pressing them it amazes me that the curves do not need to be clipped to lay flat. I laid them out in the order I thought they should go but it just seemed a bit off to me. That brighter yellow just seemed out of place with that dark green floral. So I tried a different layout that looked a bit better, although that yellow isn’t really that bright in person.
I didn’t have to sew the four section together as Kathy requested that they not be. She’s going to lay them out by color when she gets all of the pieces from the beehive.
I had to try one other layout – the Rainbow Ripples inspired layout. This is a more pleasing block to me as the ripples will be nearly seamless from block-to-block and row-to-row.
Fizzy Part Trois Oldies
I’m pretty sure I mentioned this earlier, but we really pulled out some old fabrics from stash for these blocks. Both pictured above are from the 90s – 1993 and 1994 respectively. Crafted with pride in the U.S.A. ~smile~
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