Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hexagon Bee Blocks with the Accuquilt

I'm participating in the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee on Flickr. What this means is that four times a year, I'll make 5 blocks for the others in my "hive" in their requested colors. In return, I'll get a variety of blocks back in my chosen colors (yellow, gray & aqua)

This is the first round, and I decided to make this block five times. Three of the ladies chose an aqua/orange/gray color scheme, so I got to double up on my fabrics! I cut all the hexagons with the Accuquilt Go! Baby and hexagons dies, which made it super easy to get accurate cuts. I machine-pieced the hexagons together, then trimmed the block to a rectangle and added a white border. Each block is 12.5" square.

4x5 Bee: Block for Tiffany

The first aqua/orange/gray block. I used fabrics from my stash, and ordered the orange and aqua 1001 Peeps prints, and gray with while polka dots.

4x5 Bee: Block for Stacey

Orange/red/pink: All from my stash! Actually, many prints were from a scraps bag I picked up a while back from Fresh Lemons Quilts.

4x5 Bee: Block for Cathy

Aqua/orange/gray #2. While I had the house to myself, I may have sewn this while singly along to Glee on Youtube.

4x5 Bee: Block for Kelly

Chartreuse/yellow/aqua: I ordered the Metro Living Circles to pair with these other fabrics from my stash. By the time I was adding borders to these five blocks, I may have moved on from Glee tracks to reliving the musicals I was in during high school, also via Youtube.

4x5 Bee: Block for Amber

Aqua/orange/gray #3. Did I mention it's my 10-year high school reunion this summer?

4x5 Bee Blocks for Hive Thirteen!

Ta-da! I'm a bit early for this bee, but I wanted to knock something off my sewing to-do list to work on some bigger projects I've been meaning to get to. I hope the other ladies enjoy their blocks!

Speaking of Accuquilt, I think there might be a giveaway coming up here soon . . .

Accuquilt GO! Baby giveaway


  1. Love all these blocks. What great colour/fabric combinations!

  2. These turned out so fantastic! All 3 of the Aqua/Orange/Grey blocks are great - can't wait to see which one comes to my mailbox :)

    You've motivated me to get my other 3 done too, including yours... may have some pics this weekend if I can get other stuff done this week :)

    ps. What is that awesome animal in your header, did you make that?

  3. so pretty! Love those bee blocks, you'll be making your bee mates super happy with those!!

  4. What beautiful blocks! I so want that hexagon die now! Hope you had a good time at your high school reunion. My 10 year was 3 years ago, but my lame classmates never put anything together...oh well.

  5. They look great! Your bee buddies will be so happy :)

  6. Those are stunning!!!!! I must have the hexi die!!!!!!! The aqua/orange gray...drool!!!!!


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