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



6 comments:

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

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  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?

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

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  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.

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

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

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