In 2014, when it was my month to be in charge of the Mid Century Modern bee group, I chose the spiderweb block. Rene' had chosen spiderweb blocks in a previous month and I really loved the look of the blocks. I wanted the center to be low volume and all the strings to be solid.
The blocks arrived and after admiring them, they were put in a drawer. Since 2022 is the year I vowed to finished all the old bee block exchanges, this was the first set of blocks I pulled out.
I dumped my bin of solid scraps and began cutting strings.
We had originally used a template from Heather of Heather a la Mode. It was kind of a weird size, maybe because she wanted to make sure the template would fit on a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
I had signature blocks for the backing, and then had the idea of making a dark, medium and light block just to see what they looked like. I'm also really happy with the results. I think I was just having a good time making the spiderweb blocks. :)
I opted for this more subtle stripe and that turned out to be a better choice.