Saturday, April 27, 2013
That Stash Bee... my month
May is just around the corner and that means that it is my turn at choosing a block for That Stash Bee. Such a dilemma! I finally decided to go with a classic... The Depression Block. The tutorial I have linked to has lots of details but in reality, it is a pretty simple block. This is a perfect scrap busting block as you can make it super scrappy. I want my bee buddies to think black and white tv when they are making the blocks. I used Kona White and stuck with that for the white portions but went super scrappy in greys and blacks for the rest. I think it will be quite striking when made up.
I cut my squares at 4" and then trimmed the HST units down to 3.5".
8-4" Kona White squares and
8-4" black/grey squares for each block.
The block finishes at 12" or 12.5" unfinished. I pressed the seams open.
That Stash Bee is the first bee I have joined and the whole idea is that we use our own fabric when making the blocks each month. This saves a ton of postage for everyone and I think is a pretty stress free approach to an online bee. It will be great fun to receive blocks in the mail! I cannot wait!