Vintage Christmas Cocorico Bee Block

Amy Friendcocorico bee, paper piecing15 Comments

Melinda asked us to create 12.5″ blocks with a Vintage Christmas feel. She said that she likes aqua, red and green for Christmas. Among her inspirational images, there was a definite theme of colored lights. I recently saw a gift tag where the top of the tag was white, the bottom red, and lights alternated along the line. I thought it had a nice, clean, graphic look to it and tried to create my own version of that. I used a mini green rick rack for the cord. Melinda enjoys Christmas music so after wracking my brain and my husband’s brain and my mother’s too, my mom finally thought of a Christmas song mentioning lights. I stamped the verse from “Silver Bells” using my black screen printing ink and heat set it with an iron. I hope this suits her and works with the other blocks in her quilt.