Our queen this month is Diana from Red Delicious Life and she picked a string block for us to do. She asked that the center strip be white (or white on white). I used Moda's Bella Solid white and I really love how these blocks look. I've been wanting to do some with a black center, but after doing these I may have to change my mind and go with white centers. She gave instructions on how to mark your own paper templates as well as providing a paper template. As I said before I finished these several weeks ago, but I don't let myself post about them until they are in the mail.
I ended up making 3 blocks because my first one was a little off, but I sent it anyway, because she might still want to use it. Plus it was my block with a little Texas on it. So far I've been able to work a little piece of Texas into each month. I tried to use lots of blues, greens and pinks, but also throwing in other colors so she would get a nice scrappy effect.
My first block was very easy but it didn't line up as well as I would want, but I love some of the fabric in it. I cut my fabrics, 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 2 inches I had a couple of 2 1/2 inch strips, but I think I cut all of them down after sewing because they looked huge.
Did you catch the Texas part of the block...it is in the upper left corner...a little bit of bluebonnet fabric. Here is a closer shot.
Block two went together better and I think it might be my favorite of the three. It has some of my all time favorite fabrics, PB&J, Salt Water and High Street.
My last block also has some of my favorite fabrics in it. I think I like these blocks because the sewing was simple and straight forward and yet, they look so cool. I can't wait to see what Diana does with them all.
She told us we could go crazy on the label, so mine has a very small white section with my name on it, and then random string piecing around it. I was very happy with it.
I am having lots of fun with this Bee, so much so that I signed up for the Stash Bee 2015. There are still some spots open if you want to join. You can check it out HERE.