Saturday, October 19, 2013

House Bee Block

Our guild president Jessica Levitt really challenged us to go out of our comfort zone and come up with a pieced house bee block loosely based off this image.

This was definitely something I had never tried before but she provided us a sort of piecing template. Armed with my recent knowledge about paper piecing I quickly set about breaking this template down to smaller blocks I could paper piece and then sew together. This was the outcome.

I tried my hand at the simple windows first and once I figured it out I added a little detail, like the lace blinds in the upper storey windows.

Keeping with the holiday spirit I also stuck a christmas tree in one of the windows on the ground floor.

The block is not perfect but I hope she likes it. Actually with what I know now, if I tried my hand at another block it would definitely turn out a lot better. Oh well I am already behind on this block and time is running scarce.

Linking up to: Fabric Tuesday


  1. Lol, I'm behind on mine too. Need to finish for November. I LOVE your block - the tree is perfect!

  2. I love this! I'm queen bee for November as well and also picked wonky houses. They are so much fun!

  3. I love your house- especially the Christmas tree in the window! Great job:)


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