Monday, June 18, 2012

June Bee Block

I have just one bee block to share with you this month.  Sew Bee Blissful and Do.Good Stitches have June off, so I get to fully focus on just one bee.  This little guy is from the Sew & Bee Happy scrappy bee, hosted this month by Henny.  She choose a seemingly simple block from the Modern Blocks book where there are 7 strips of fabric cut at 12.5 inches long, then sewn together to make a 12.5 inch square block.  Now, it looks super simple, but it's more difficult than you think.



I had quite the adventure digging through my stash looking for 6 strips of solid fabric within the same color family at least 12.5 inches long.  I kind of cheated and added in one white strip to embroider a bit of text, but it was the best I could do.

Henny asked for one word to be embroidered that reflected the colors of your strip as well as the quilting community.  I chose "hope" as you guys are always giving me hope that I will finish my  monster quilts or that my birds nests will eventually leave my quilting.

In other bee news, I have joined two new bees!  Eeek!  I am already in three bees, but one will be closing this summer and the Sew & Bee Happy bee only asks for 1 block a month.  Maybe I'm nuts to take on two more.  I will give it my best. I have joined the Modern Quilt Guild bee starting in July AND the Modern Stitching Bee which will kick off in August.  I can't wait to dive into them!  They are filled with SUPER cool ladies who will be great fun to stitch with.


13 comments:

susan said...

Ha! And I thought I was mad to now be in three bees. You make me look like a slacker.

Nicky said...

I'm in five bees now - may be overdoing it! But I think I will be learning lots!

Good for you Cindy! Bit scared by the Modern Stitches one!

Nicky said...

I'm in five bees now - may be overdoing it! But I think I will be learning lots!

Good for you Cindy! Bit scared by the Modern Stitches one!

Patchwork and Play said...

SUPER cool! Wow! I am flattered! Do you know your Sew & Bee Happy block is the perfect mate for my recently completed Modern Mini! Love the sentiment too!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am in one bee and terrified! You, Nicky, and Susan are killing me!

Leanne said...

I am excited to be in a bee with you and all the other wonderful folks in it. I love your blue block!

Sarah said...

Well, I for one am dead chuffed you're in the Modern Stitches bee :-) Its going to be great fun x

Flying Blind... said...

Good luck with all those Bees - 2 and Bee Blessed are more than enough for me xxx

mammafairy said...

Well done for joining two more!I suppose it is really only one more, as one of the others is going, but it is plenty!
I love the blues you have produced there. Very calm. And joyful. Hope looks right.

Annabella said...

Your blue block is lovely - I`m in a bee which makes blocks from the book Modern Blocks and it`s fun although I screwed up today!! I need to get out of bees, not in to them!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, love the effect of this! I'm getting out of 2 shortly, and have 2 ongoing, but I don't think I'll be adding more...

Sana Saroti said...

That block is just beautiful. Love the clear and "simple" design!

Cherie said...

The block is great!

Good luck in the two new bees =D

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