I got Helen's blocks cut and sewed today. It wasn't a big time commitment at all and the blocks seem to be quite economical.
Helen pointed us towards this Film in the Fridge tutorial. I did glue down the centre linen spot, and I used newspaper as my backing paper. I figured it was nice and thin and would rip away easily - it did. I also adjusted my stitch length as Ashley suggests. To do my final cut, I measured, cut, ironed and cut around a freezer paper square.
Helen has been making tiny hexies to go with the bee blocks. Have a nosy! I am waiting for more glue to arrive before I can make more hexies for my hexy quilt.
I need to have my bee block ready for Monday Modern at the start of December. I need to make some decisions.