Red Pepper Quilts and there are piecing instructions on Instagram for a 12" one! Amanda has opened round 4 of her swap of 4" paper pieced blocks here on Flickr too for anyone who wants to get involved in the swap.
Following on this scrappy theme, the Bee's I've joined this year are all about scraps and using up your stash. It will be my turn to be Queen Bee in May for the Stash Bee Hive #10 and I've had an idea in the back of my head for a block that I just had to tackle over the weekend. I should have been working on finishing some items for the 2013 Finish-A-Long but I just had to play with some scraps instead! It was one of those things that gets in your head and won't go away until you pay attention to it. So this is what's on the design wall today. Meet scrappy Robot Bear!
To make one block, you will need 14 various 2.5 squares of fabric for the bear and 1 2.5" square of background fabric. Next you will need 2 rectangles of each of the following sizes: 6" x 2.5", 3" x 2.5" and 3.5" x 2.5". To make the HST, you will need 3 squares of bear fabric and 3 background squares 3" in size.
here and here. If you haven't paper pieced before don't panic, it's not too bad once you get used to it. There is an excellent free tutorial on Craftsy by Amy Gibson in the Block of the Month 2012. The main thing is to get the first piece on right and use scraps or cut pieces slightly larger than you think you'll need! Download the templates and print at actual size with no scaling. It should measure 4.5" square when printed.
The printed template will be facing us and the fabric will be placed on the back of this (side with no text).
Following the dotted outer line trim away excess.
The head nests with the top of the body and the feet should be placed, so that the seam line matches with the middle of the centre square, (1" from the centre squares sides). To trim the whole block, start at the bottom and place the ruler along the top of the last row and trim at 2.25" to the bottom of the block as shown.
Linking up to Design Wall Monday and