My Quilting Bee, Progress

Sewing Balance – My Quilting Bee

In spite of the fact I have several deadlines looming, I have started a new project.  This one I am calling My Quilting Bee.   The concept is, after every project completed for other people, I can make one block for me.

A little selfish sewing after tons of swap and gift sewing! If I make a block every time I finish another project, it'll be like a me-bee:) #quiltblock

I choose the mod-mosaic block for my current pattern crush, the tutorial was created by Elizabeth Hartman on her blog OhFrasson.   I had completed a couple of blocks for Carrie from the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild Bee awhile back, and fell in love:

Modern Mozaic blocks

And I created one block with for the Windham booth at QuiltCon 2015 with fabric they donated to our guild:


So needless to say, I have been yearning to create a quilt with this tutorial for myself, and convienently, the Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabric left over from my overlapping squares quilt was dying to be used.  This block showcases the fabric well, and is fun to make.  My ulterior motive is to use the yardage of the deep purple and white fabric above that I’ve been hoarding for a quilt back.

Joel Dewberry fabric

As an added benefit I now find myself flying through my WIPs (or at least considering working on them) so that I can make another one of these blocks.   Another bonus is there is no deadline on this quilt, so hopefully I can crank out a block every so often and end up with a quilt!

Consider joining me in your own Bee!  Just choose a block you’ve been dying to make, and reward yourself with one block at a time.  I’ll start the IG tag #myquiltingbee for anyone to join!

Progress update, block number two complete:


Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!

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  • Reply Carrie Wikander October 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I love the colors, and I can see why you fell in love with the block -it’s really great.

  • Reply Magdalena Detz October 15, 2015 at 2:36 am

    I love how those blocks are coming together – both colors and pattern. Good luck with the next ones, looking forward to see those!

  • Reply Kara@ Sunshine Kwilts October 15, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Wow, This is a great idea! It never crossed my mind! And I love that block!! Gorgeous!

  • Reply tisha @ quiltytherapy October 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Great idea to make a block for yourself after each project going to someone. I would have lots of blocks. Ha!

    • Reply josiheron October 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      I know what you mean, most the time I am over ambitious sewing for others!

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