# 2017 Stash Bee For January…

Welcome to 2017! I hope you had a nice New Year celebration, however you rang in the New Year. I’m very excited to start my second year of the Stash Bee as a Hive Mama for Hive 4. That means that I get to share my tutorial in January. Let’s get to my block. I’ve seen this block done as a 12″ or 14″ block but the math was a hassle. To simplify things I upsized the block to 16″ finished.

Fabric Requirements – This is a chance to use up your scrappy scraps. The only thing I ask is that you not use civil war fabrics as they run more brown than I want. For the low volume pieces it’s ok if the low volume pieces have color in them as long as the read dominantly white, gray or off white.

Cutting Directions

Fabric A  40 – 2.5″ x 2.5″ scrappy squares

Fabric 2 – 4.5″ x 4.5″ low volume squares

Fabric C 2 – 4.5″ x 8.5″ low volume rectangles

Piecing Directions: use a 1/4″ seam allowance

1. Using Fabric A squares, layout 4 – 2.5″ squares, to create a 4 patch square. Sew rows together. Repeat so you have 2 – 4 patch squares.

2. Sew 1 Fabric B square to a 4 patch from step 1. Repeat so you have 2.

3. Sew 1 Fabric C rectangle to the unit from step 2. This unit should be 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Repeat so you have 2.

4.  Using the rest of the Fabric A squares, layout 16 – 2.5″ squares, to create a 16 patch block. Sew rows together. This unit should be 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Repeat so you have 2 -16 patch squares.

5. Layout the units as shown in the photo. Sew rows together.

6. Sew the last seam to finish the block. The block should measure 16 1/2″ x 16 1/2″.

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1. #### Stash Bee 2017 Finish…

[…] I’m really not good at taking photos of the whole quilt. There’s an art to draping a quilt over something so you can see all the quilt. It’s hard when you’re out taking photos on your own. But this is my finished quilt for the 2017 Stash Bee. If you recall, I was the Queen Bee for Hive 4 in January of this year. My tutorial for my block is here. […]