Karen’s Original Bee Block: StarSearch!!

 

Here is the EQ rendering of sort-of what this quilt will look like- the actual thing will have more randomness in the colors and shapes of the stars!

StarSearch!!

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Yes, it is made up of 16 individual squares, so I will be making 4 extras in addition to the Bee squares.

Each individual square is 12″ by 12″ (before sewing together, 12.5″ x 12.5″), and consists of 4 nearly identical squares.  Each component square is rotated in a different direction to make up the 12 x 12 square.

StarSearch Square

 

To start this block, cut 4 of 6.5″ white or ‘reads-as-white’ fabric.    Cut 4 of 1″ squares of black, navy, charcoal solid or near-solid print.  And cut 4 of 3-4″ right angle triangles of varying bold solids or prints:

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Next, sew a dark square diagonally to one corner of each white square.  Trim and press:

 

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Next, lay out the triangles onto the opposite corner of each square at varying angles.

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Sew, press, and trim into 6.5″ squares.

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 Here they are before trimming them to neat 6.5″ squares:

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And here are the trimmed squares, laid out in the color order that I finally decided upon:

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And the final, sewn-together square, ready to be joined with 15 other similar squares to make an awesome quilt!

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I hope you enjoy making this original square, and perhaps decide to make an entire quilt of your own, the airy, spacey and elegant StarSearch Quilt!

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