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    Looking for a 12.5" block

    Hi Everyone,

    I am stumped on a block for a bee. Its my choice of colors, the theme is angles and we can interpret it how we want. Any suggestions?

    S

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    Re: Looking for a 12.5" block

    Hi Sara

    I think just about any pieced block is going to have angles in it and any block can be adapted to be a 12" block, even if that means making 4 x 6" blocks and joining them together. Here are a couple links to pattern sites I use, just have a browse through till you find something you like.

    http://quiltinglibrary.blogspot.com/

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...t_patterns.htm
    Lynn

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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      Re: Looking for a 12.5" block

      here is a site i use for patterns. you could be on there for days. they also have them listed in block size as well http://www.quilterscache.com/
      Patrice

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        Re: Looking for a 12.5" block

        sarahgw - is your block 12.5" finished or unfinished? Unfinished is before you sew it to either sashing or another block. This can make a difference if you are making a pattern with points like a pinwheel. That extra half inch can mean that you loose all of the tips on the outer edges of your block. (It is not a pretty sight.)
        Happy block hunting!
        Be who you are and say what you feel
        because those who mind don't matter,
        and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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          Re: Looking for a 12.5" block

          Originally posted by sarahgw View Post
          Hi Everyone, I am stumped on a block for a bee.
          I must be brain dead today. I was wracking my brain to think if I'd ever seen a quilt block that looked like a honey or bumble bee . . . . .
          Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
          it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

          "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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            #6
            Re: Looking for a 12.5" block

            Sandy,
            There is a block called honey bee. It involves applique which is why I haven't made one, but they are cute! I prefer to piece as I can do that faster.
            In this case, I do believe that she was referring to a quilting bee though! Trust me I think we have all had those moments.
            Be who you are and say what you feel
            because those who mind don't matter,
            and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

            http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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              Re: Looking for a 12.5" block

              Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
              I must be brain dead today. I was wracking my brain to think if I'd ever seen a quilt block that looked like a honey or bumble bee . . . . .
              LOL...Sandy! You and me both. I was starting to look through my quilt patterns....I know I have a bumblebee pattern in there somewhere!
              Linda
              -its not the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!

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                #8
                Re: Looking for a 12.5" block

                If you're feeling confident this one is really striking and has a lot of angles. I think you could do a lot with it if you use different fabrics:



                I haven't done it myself but she seems to have clear instructions and includes the templates so it may be a good one. It's a 12.5" unfinished (12" finished) block. Here's the link to the instructions: Vermont 12" block
                Quilting through the dull times
                northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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