I have just one bee block to share with you this month. Sew Bee Blissful and Do.Good Stitches have June off, so I get to fully focus on just one bee. This little guy is from the Sew & Bee Happy scrappy bee, hosted this month by Henny. She choose a seemingly simple block from the Modern Blocks book where there are 7 strips of fabric cut at 12.5 inches long, then sewn together to make a 12.5 inch square block. Now, it looks super simple, but it's more difficult than you think.
I had quite the adventure digging through my stash looking for 6 strips of solid fabric within the same color family at least 12.5 inches long. I kind of cheated and added in one white strip to embroider a bit of text, but it was the best I could do.
Henny asked for one word to be embroidered that reflected the colors of your strip as well as the quilting community. I chose "hope" as you guys are always giving me hope that I will finish my monster quilts or that my birds nests will eventually leave my quilting.
In other bee news, I have joined two new bees! Eeek! I am already in three bees, but one will be closing this summer and the Sew & Bee Happy bee only asks for 1 block a month. Maybe I'm nuts to take on two more. I will give it my best. I have joined the Modern Quilt Guild bee starting in July AND the Modern Stitching Bee which will kick off in August. I can't wait to dive into them! They are filled with SUPER cool ladies who will be great fun to stitch with.
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