August 2, 2013

Bee Sew Modern - April and May

This year I am participating in a quilting bee - Bee Sew Modern. I am having a great time stitching together the blocks chosen by the hive and I really am learning new skills along the way! I am really far behind in posting about the blocks. The bee began in April and I am just now getting around to sharing.  Bee Sew Modern is the brain child of Kelie of the blog Craft Nurse Quilt. Kelie has been a wonderful host and has put in a lot of work to make this bee fun and successful for all of us involved!

The first two blocks were both from April - wow, that seems to long ago! This block used the Wonky Pinwheel tutorial from Greenleaf Goods. This was my first time using muslin as a background fabric. I really like the look and texture - I definitely want to try it again!

This second block was made using the Converging Corners tutorial from Film in the Fridge. I really like this modern take on the traditional log cabin block.

I only made one block May since this was also my month to play queen bee. We were asked to make any dresden using black and white fabrics. The block could be any size. This was my first time making a dresden and I used this tutorial for a Double Dresden Delight from Melissa Corry at Happy Quilting.


  1. These blocks look great! What do you do with them in a quilting bee? Do they all go somewhere,or does everyone just keep their own?

  2. These blocks all look amazing.

  3. The blocks look great! What did you ask for as Queen Bee?