Posted in Quilting 2012

Modern Minx Beginner Bee

I joined a virtual quilting bee this year.  It was sooooo much fun!

The group got together on “Flickr” and we based our bee on the book, “Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers“.

This is how we set things up:

• 12 Month Bee
• One Bee Minx each month (the person we are making blocks for)
• We will be making blocks from Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers and the Bee Minx each month gets to choose her block from this book
• If she would like, she can ask people to split into two groups and choose two block (6 people doing each)
• We are a beginner bee, even if some of us are not technically beginners!
• The Bee Minx will give guidelines about the colour, theme etc of the fabric they would like their blocks made in
• We will be making the blocks from our own stash
• The month’s Bee Minx will start a discussion by the first day in her month with details of the block she has chosen and what type of ‘look/fabric’ she is aiming for
• Fabric will be okayed by the Bee Minx
• Blocks will be in the post to the Bee Minx by the last day of the month (or later with personal agreement from the bee Minx)
• We will enjoy ourselves!

…and enjoy ourselves we most certainly did!

I was the January Bee Minx and chose the block Envy.  I managed to get it quilted just before Christmas!  (Yay!)  Here is how it turned out! 🙂

The blocks are off-set and surrounded in white with a scrappy binding.
The blocks are off-set and surrounded in white with a scrappy binding.

As for the rest of the group, here are my contributions to their quilts….

Modern Minx Bee Blocks 2012
Top: Envy; Stargazing; Pinball; Boxed Up
Middle: Bird Song; Three Wishes; Spool; Little Square Big Square
Bottom: Diamond Ripples; Set Sail; Selvage Strings; Binary

I want to thank all the participants all over the globe!  This was a lot of fun and took me, personally, out of my ‘comfort zone’.  I really can’t wait to see everyone else’s finished quilt!

Thank you ladies 🙂

Until next time, Connie



I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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