Quite late making my February Bee Block for Queen Bee Ariana, haven't done any sewing for 5 weeks due to travelling and health issues but with several deadlines looming this was an easy project to get me gently back into sitting at the sewing machine.
Ariana provided the fabric - not 100% sure but I'd guess they're peppered cottons, I love the texture and softness.
The brief was to make a square within a square - the inner square to be abstract or geometric and any size while the outer square must take the overall block size to 9.5".
This is my finished block - initially I wanted to just do the tiny 9 patch surrounded with the outer square but, having created it using 3.4" strips which produce tiny 1/4" squares, there just wasn't enough of the outer fabric to complete the block :( . As you can see I added more sections to the 9 patch to create a larger centre square which enabled me to achieve a 9.5" finished block.
See just how tiny those squares are compared to a US dime and a British penny. You can also see how the fabric distorts given it's weave and softness.
Fingers crossed Ariana likes it.
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