|This bee is very happy!
From yellow/orange fabric cut:
Two 1½” x 12” strips and one 1” x 12” strip
From black fabric cut:
Two ¾” x 12” strips
(I would recommend starching your fabrics before cutting as it will help when stitching the strips together.)
Using a ¼” seam allowance stitch the strips together along the 12” length as shown. Press the seams open or towards the yellow.
|The 1" yellow strip is in the middle.
Your bee patch should measure 3½” x 12”. Do not worry that the strips are not straight - they will distort a little with pressing but your bees will still look good on the finished quilt. (If you want to be really accurate then I suggest you make each bee individually - see the bottom of this post.)
Cut a piece of fusible webbing 3” x 11”. On the paper side of the fusible webbing mark a line down the middle of the paper. Trace five bees onto the paper using Bee Happy Shape D16 - lining up the center marks on the D16 shape with the marked line down the middle of the paper.
Iron the fusible webbing tracing onto the WRONG side of your bee patch, lining up the marked line on the tracing with the center of the patch.
|Center the tracing onto the BACK of the bee patch
Cut out your bees and welcome them to the Bee Happy hive.
|A swarm of fusible bees waiting to earn their wings!
If you want to cut your bees from five different fabrics you can make each bee individually. In this case you will need to cut two 1½” x 2½“ strips and one 1” x 2½” strip from yellow/orange fabric and from black fabric cut two ¾” x 2½” strips.
|Single Bee patch measures 3½" x 2½”.
Stitch the strips together along the 2½” length.
|Center the tracing using the markings on the Bee Happy shape
Until next time ......................