The Bee Hive – Mineral

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts is hosting the Bee Hive Block Along. This block-along is a year long project which 12 bloggers and Alyce have designed a block perfect for a Block Bee. Using a number of techniques these blocks are easy to make and make a great repetitive design.


Finished block size: 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″


This is a scrappy block perfect for using up tiny left over squares from other projects. 
  • 1 – 10″ x 10″ square for background centre
  • 1 – FQ for outer background
  • 32 – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares (Piece A)
  • 16 – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ squares (Piece B)


From the 10″ x 10″ background centre fabric cut:
  • 4 – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares
From the FQ background outer fabric cut:
  • 12 – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares

Block Assembly

  1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each 1 3/4″ and 1 1/4″ square with a pencil or erasable pen.
  2. Lay out all the background blocks and place the 1 3/4″ (Piece A) and 1 1/4″ (Piece B) squares on the background squares.
  1. Sew a thread width inside the diagonal line of each square. Trim the excess leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance and press corner triangle over.
  1. Sew units together to make a row. Sew rows together making sure to match the seams. Press seams open.
This is how the block would look in a horizontal layout.
Share your blocks on social media using #thebeehivequilts and tag @blossomheartquilts and @quiltjane

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