#ModernInstaBee2014

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Almost a year ago, I signed up for the Modern Insta Bee 2014. It is an Instagram Bee using the book, Modern Bee: 13 quilts to make with friends by Lindsay Conner.

I believe we started in February, who can remember that far back? Regardless, I thought it would be fun to show you the blocks I have made for this Bee.

Just for kicks and giggles, let’s start with the most dreaded block. I know I’m not the only one because of some of the comments on IG after the Queen for September sent us direction for the month. I was certainly not looking forward to the curves but I am always willing to learn, so I pushed forward and was quite pleased with my block:

Sept uncropped
A scrappy gray everywhere except the arcs which were to be a scrappy teal/aqua. I can’t wait to see this quilt put together.

Another block which took some forethought but will absolutely lovely was the month of May:

may uncropped
Red, White & Black – what a gorgeous combination

The hashtag – We are Hive 7 (not sure how many total hives there ended up being but I know there were MANY) and we lost a member or two so we grabbed that hashtag #hive7eleven

The most popular block was this one:

April
April
June
June
March
March
November
November
November (I was the angel block maker since we are short a member)
November (I was the angel block maker since we are short a member)

The month that required the most fabric shopping was October because she wanted a Halloween block and I just didn’t have any Halloween fabric (boy that fabric shopping was terrible! hehehe):

Possibly the worst block picture EVER!!
Possibly the worst block picture EVER!!

And then there are my two favorite blocks we made – February & August. I love the depth of February and the simplicity of August:

August
August
February - there are two blocks pictured here too (another angel month)
February

I haven’t shown any blocks for July because that was the month I was Queen Bee and that will bee a UFO for me so I will be posting a whole write-up on that very soon.  Here you have my #moderninstabee2014 #hive7eleven sewing in a nutshell. We have 2 more months to go.

I have decided NO MORE bees or swaps in 2015 – UFOs or #selfishsewing only. I have to clear my sewing room….it is completely out of hand. So….I will be playing hard at the Finish-A-Long next year. Lots of links and finishing for me.

Well there you have a small part of my 2014 sewing…

More to show later

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5 Comment

  1. so sorry not having you in a bee or swap but I am really looking forward to all your finishes! This will be an amazing year 🙂

  2. All the blocks are lovely! Here’s to selfish sewing next year! And some UFO zapping, of course!

  3. very impressed with your curves 😉

  4. thelittlestthistle says: Reply

    Funnily enough, having not done swaps for ages, I’ve signed up for a couple! I rediscovered that I had fun with just playing with a mini, so that’s what I’m focussing on, plus a lot of selfish sewing

  5. I took an entire year off swaps and bees to get caught up and ended up being as busy as ever so I’ve just finished up my first IGmini swap and it was fun. Trying to have it not be an all or nothing thing and keep some moderation because i do enjoy the community of swapping and bees. Your blocks are lovely.

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