Friday, March 1, 2013

Stash Bee - March

I've been in the Stash Bee for quite a while now and March is my month to be the Queen Bee!! 

I want to share what I'm asking everyone to make for me since I'm so excited about this quilt!

I asked everyone to please make one large Cracker Scrap block with white background and scrappy red and blue for the colors.  My husband and I got married on the 4th of July and I'd love to have a 4th of July/Americana quilt!

I directed them to the great tutorial from Cut To Pieces with my adjustments below.

The large block in the tutorial is made of two parts with white focus and two with color focus.  I changed it up and asked for them all to be color focused.  If you want to make a fully color focused block for yourself  these are the pieces you'll need to cut:
  • 4 - 6" Squares White (cut diagonally into 2 triangles)
  • 4 - 2.75" x 7.25" White
  • 2 - 6" Squares Red (cut diagonally into 2 triangles)
  • 2 - 6" Squares Blue (cut diagonally into 2 triangles)
  • 4 - 2.75" x 7.25" Red
  • 4 - 2.75" x 7.25" Blue

Make two red units and two blue units.  Then piece your four units into one block with the colors opposite each other and all colored points in the middle like mine below.  The finished size will be 19.5" Square!

Are you in any bees?  What block did you ask for when it was your turn as Queen Bee?


  1. Cute! February was my month in the Stitch That Stash bee and I asked for blue or grey Ohio Stars on a white background. I hope to make a king size quilt with them in the next few months!

  2. This will be a beautiful quilt! I met my boyfriend on the 4th so I understand the sentiment behind that color scheme.

  3. I love your block! It turned out gorgeous!

  4. Love your combo of fabric!!

  5. I really like that block! It's going to be a stunning quilt. :)

  6. Kelsey, I cut the red and blue pieces. Was curious if I was included in your list for sending out the Bella White you wanted used. All I had on hand was Kona whites, which you explicitly did not want utilized. If i need to order Bella fabric, I will do so - just didn't want to be getting your block together super late :) Thanks!


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