Monday, July 1, 2013

Mini Monday: Mid-Century Modern

Happy July!!!  Another month means a new MCM Bee block.  I can't wait to see what Deborah has prepared for us.

April block for Carla
In the meantime, here are pictures of my April through June bee blocks that I haven't shown you.

Carla requested blocks to make her own Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt. My hand applique skills are non-existent so I chose to make a Tulip Lady Fingers block.  Her preference of text prints as background fabrics was a good excuse to cut into my stash.

May block for Suz
Suz sent background fabric for her feather blocks and asked for turquoise and orange fabrics for the actual feathers. I had no problem finding these colors in my scrap bin.  We used the Anna Maria Horner feather pattern.

June block for Linda
 For June, Linda asked for help in completing a WIP and requested stacked brick blocks using Kona Ash and Kona White with fabric strips of strawberry and lime.  I have made this block before and it's trickier than it looks.   I do love the scrap-busting feature of this block and Linda's idea of using two different background colors.

Let the vacation begin!
I am traveling once again so my posts will be sporadic (what's new, right?!) until I return home from two weddings and a quilt retreat.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stitching,


  1. Your blocks look great! I'm sure the recipients will be very pleased. See ya tomorrow!! Doesn't that sound great??? :-)

  2. All you blocks are lovely! I love my feather! I agree about Linda's block being more difficult than it looks, but well worth it! Enjoy your time away!

  3. Your blocks are all terrific. You sure have a way with fabric selection, and your execution is just great.

  4. I cannot get over how much you travel! Are you married to an airline pilot!?! Gosh, I think it's a big deal when I leave The Villages! It's great to see you enjoying quilting in between family activities. You do great work.

  5. Oh, yeah! I need to go and check! Yep--agree with you about Linda's block. More than once I had to chop some off, or go find another leader/ender piece to make up the length. A good challenge.

  6. Enjoy your weddings and retreat. Wish I was going on a quilting retreat.

  7. Ok. So I wonder how I missed this? I love my block and I think I can start assembling my quilt soon : ) Thanks Renee