Monday, November 19, 2012

{Sew} Modern Monday | Bee Block Catch-up

Good morning & welcome to {Sew} Modern Monday! I spent this past weekend catching up on a few bee blocks from the last few months. It really feels great to check a few things off the "to-sew" list & it's also little bitter sweet knowing these three blocks wrap up the {Sew} Beautiful Bee for 2012. 

improv + hexi bee block for @genxquilters #finalbeeblockof2012

//Septemeber// For her month, AnneMarie asked for a combination of improv piecing & hexagons. This is my take on the combo -- I especially like those two little hexi mushrooms on the right! 

//operation bee block catch-up// for @kldemare

//October// Katie asked for a block using Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed Quilt tutorial (it's free!). I've been crushing on these feathers ever since Spring Quilt Market, so it was great to finally give them a try. Katie chose a super saturated + jewel tone color palate -- this is going to be one awesome quilt!

//operation bee block catch-up// for @freshlypieced

//Novemebr// Lee from Freshly Pieced asked for a half square triangle block inspired by this Chicopee quilt from Red Pepper Quilts. She chose a fabulous selection of solids paired with a crisp, clean white. So bright and fresh -- this quilt is sure to be a beauty!

Now it's time for your {Sew} Modern Monday link-ups! Here's how it works:

[1] Link-up a blog post (or fickr picture!) featuring a finished project. Modern home decor, quilts, bags, garments are all welcome! Please be sure to add a link back to this post, too -- or just grab the button over on the sidebar. 

[2] Visit & comment on other {Sew} Modern Monday link-ups! 

Have a great week!
xo, megan. 


  1. Very nice blocks Megan! And can I say, your new profile picture is sooooo pretty. :)

  2. Those bee blocks looks awesome, Megan. Great job!

  3. You are so creative with your bee blocks. I love the hexies.

  4. You were busy, gorgeous colorful blocks. thank you for letting us link up.. I made 3 pairs of Flannel Pj's for my granddaughter, the first pair I sewed wrong but just restyled it.. 2nd pair she stained with juice immediately, 3rd pr she through up on.. it was alot of work. LOL.. Also started more projects, one I can share next week.

  5. Love the hexies and the feathers are gorgeous too!

  6. First off your new profile picture looks great!!! And, the bee blocks look great, but my special favorite are the feather blocks. They are most certainly on my to-do list. :)

  7. Love your blocks... My favorite is the first one with the hexis!

  8. Your bee blocks look fabulous! I love those crisp colors in the HSTs. Katie is going to have a such a fun quilt with those feather blocks, and I cannot wait to see what Lee does with her blocks, too.

  9. Great blocks Megan! I especially love the one you made for Lee. That will be an awesome quilt when it is finished.

  10. Beautiful blocks - really love the feathers!

  11. Megan I just love all your blocks but I think the block I love the most is your improv block it is just gorgeous malorgeous.

  12. Wow, they are all gorgeous. Particularly love the triangle block for Lee. Well done you getting them done and off the to-do list. :)

  13. Your blocks look amazing, your half square triangles are perfect, something I've only been able to aspire to :) The feathers are so great!!

  14. Hi Megan,
    Can you tell me what sizes you cut the pieces for Lee's quilt?
    I just love it!