The 7 inch (finished size) Bead-on-a-String block is the February block pattern for the Block Lotto.
Bead on a String Quilt Block Directions
The six yellow-orange-maroon blocks on the left are my blocks for the lotto. The pink blocks on the right were made for the Rainbow Scraps Challenge (RSC) this month and will be part of a throw-size version of the Mod-Mod Quilt. Here's how they look with last month's blue Double Chevron blocks.
The bead blocks are mostly sewn into rows of three and usually are adjacent to the chevron blocks.
It will be interesting to see what happens as blocks with a pre-determined placement in the quilt are made in colors chosen by Angela for the RSC. I am beginning to see this as a color-block version of the quilt. Even though I know what blocks are coming, I am looking forward to seeing them in colors not chosen by me.
Here's the diagram showing the block placement for this size and how my January and February blocks look together on the design wall.
February Update - Mod-Mod Quilt-Along
Edited to add some additional info about the 6 minute circle technique–if you google Dale Fleming 6-Minute Circle you’ll find links to Dale Fleming demonstrating her technique on Simply Quilts (on HGTV site) and a longer version (with other shapes and examples) from her on The Quilt Show (if you are a member) and lots of bloggers blogging tutorials about the technique.
I'm joining the lists for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Esther's Blog.