Monday, March 31, 2014

Global Scrap Bee - April is My Month!

I have been eyeing the Colorado Beauty Block for months.  I saw the most delicious pillow on Material Girl Quilts and ever since, knew that I wanted to make (have) this block.  It's super easy to make.  It's HSTs, my favorite, and goes together quickly.  I would like the block to focus on one color (of your choice) with white as the background color.

This weekend I whipped up a sample.

Cut 8 (4 x4) white squares.  Cut 2 (4 x4) of each print or solid.  Match each print/solid to a white square.  Sew HSTs in pairs, then rows and then stitch the rows together and it's done!

To reduce bulk, I press the HST seam to one side and then press all other seams open.  

Don't fret if the pinwheel spins the other way!  That block is called Lucky Pieces and I love that one just the same.

Links to help you:

Thank you in advance and as always, thank you for taking the time to stop by!


  1. This is a great choice Robin! I can't wait to give it a spin! Do you want us to post on flickr what colorway we are making so you don't get all of the same color? This will be fun!
    xo jan

    1. I'd love to see pictures! As for the colors, I know I will get a fantastic variety. Even if they are all the same colorway, I will be thrilled to put them together.

  2. Great choice, do you have a preference which white you'd like?

  3. Lovely block , nice choice! I've managed to find myself Queen for 2 bees next month too!


Thank you for taking the time to comment. Comments make me smile!