May Modern Bee {Giveaway}


I just finished another Modern Bee Block. The May block was for Robin in Dallas, Texas. She asked for the String Circles block from Modern Bee. And as for colours, she asked for the circle to be a gradation of one colour with a white strip in the centre.

Ahh… circles… my first circle challenge.

This was a fun block to do. I love that the circle strings were paper pieced.

I used this washable interfacing that I picked up on my trip to Hawaii in February.

Circle Lines Quilt Block - www.willcookforshoes.caI decided to go with symmetrical sides. Because I love symmetry.

Circle Lines Quilt Block - www.willcookforshoes.caThere is a little bit of everything in here. It was great fun to go through my stash and find some fun prints. I realized I don’t have as much purple in there as I would have thought I would/should have (purple is my favourite colour!).

Circle Lines Quilt Block - www.willcookforshoes.caI just love how easy this part of it came together. This fabric is also perfect for a bridesmaid dresses

beach wedding gownAs with the rest of this book, the instructions are very clear.

Pinning the circle and fitting it to the backing was the hardest part of the whole block (and the most time consuming). I think with a little more pressing, it will be good to go. I’m excited to mail this off to this month’s Modern Bee Hive Leader!



And that brings me to my giveaway!! A little while ago I came across the Canadian store – Sew Sisters. They are fantastic and have a great variety of fabrics and sewing supplies (and Aurifil!). I’ve ordered from them several times now. Shipping is very reasonable for those not in Toronto (they believe you should buy fabric, not postage!). And they ship internationally.

Sew Sisters has graciously offered up this bundle for my giveaway today.

It’s 3 fat quarters from Pepe in Paris from Riley Blake and some coordinating fat quarters of their Basic Shades.

Sew Sisters is a Canadian quilt shop dedicated to all things quilting. For the past decade they have offered Canadian quilters great quality fabric, notions, books, kits and patterns, both in their store in Toronto and online.

Use the rafflecopter tool below to enter my giveaway! And be sure to check out the weekly giveaways on their Facebook page.

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96 thoughts on “May Modern Bee {Giveaway}

    1. admin Post author

      Diane – I envy that you have been to Sew Sisters “in real life”!! One day I hope to make it into their shop… for now I’ll just have to be content with online shopping from the (which is superb!!).

  1. Audrey

    Sew Sisters are fabulous. Always so helpful and quick getting your order to you. This is a great bundle they have sent you. I love the colours. Your May block is very interesting. I like your colours for the circle.

  2. Sunnybec

    I’ve just bought some of that wash away applique!! Going to go and look at Sew Sisters now. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Sunnybec

      Opps should have read rafflecopter first! At the moment I am enjoying doing granny square blocks to use up some of my scraps.

  3. Jessica Burns

    I’m doing a lot of squares and rectangles. I did a 9-patch and the current one I was thinking of as a “glorified 9-patch” but then I realized that if I want to be accurate, it’s really built on a 5×5 grid.

  4. Paula

    Love your circle!! (I’m a purple fan too!) Still new to quilting so I do really basic blocks – charm squares, nine patch, and I recently did triangles.

  5. withajoyfulheart

    Love this block…paper pieced too using water soluble…hmmmmm thanks for the inspiration! Oh, and of course thanks to you and Sew Sisters (they are just awesome!) for this generous giveaway.

  6. Valerie Bennett

    I love applique flowers. Went to Sew Sisters for first time last week. Worth the drive from Mississauga 🙂

  7. Kelly Wilson

    I love half-square triangles using directions to create 8 at once)and the no waste flying geese method that makes 4 at once. Then I build stars! Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

  8. Nancy J. Bond

    I love any sort of scrappy design, but currently, I’m making some stack & whack blocks from a beautiful peacock fabric. I’ve ordered from Sew Sisters online (I live in NS) and was very pleased with their pricing, service, and product!

  9. Lori Morton

    Have looooved Log Cabin Blocks even before learning to quilt…still very new at it! lol,,,, but LOVE Pinwheels right now 🙂

  10. Donna Joy

    Love your block, I must order from sew sisters, I am really liking traditional patterns turned into a modern look.

  11. Sherry VF

    The last year or two, I’ve designing most of my own quilts without a standard block pattern. However, I simply love 9 patches because they are a great way to use scraps. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  12. Pam S

    I love the way you use color! Thanks for sharing. My favorite style of block is something appliqued. Thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway, and thanks Sew Sisters!

  13. cdahlgren2013

    Lately my favorite blocks have been traditional, but that may be because I’ve been doing many non traditional blocks and improv blocks for the last few months, so I’m feeling a need to go back to basics for a while.

  14. Cindy Dahlgren

    Lately I’ve been wanting to do more traditional blocks, as for the past several months I’ve been doing more non traditional blocks. I guess I’m looking for a return to my roots.

  15. Julie Craven

    When I retire my goal is to visit at least one quilt shop in every state. Now I’m gonna add Sew Sisters in Canada. Maybe I’ll find more “up north” while I’m there

  16. Jennifer Oliver

    Maybe a bit old fashioned, but Flying Geese is my favourite. It evokes so many great memories of childhood holidays spent at Aunty’s cabin on the lake. I learned a great deal about needle craft in those years.

  17. Cindy

    I am more of a traditional quilter, I like to try different things. I’m even making a modern BOM from my quilt guild. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Betsy

    I love the hour glass block. Did you know there is an attachment you can add to your sewing machine and it will make your circle and stitch it too.

  19. TeresaVan de Castle

    Right now I’m working on a Log Cabin… not sure what my favorite is. It’s so great to be able to switch from one to another!!

  20. Michele Timms

    Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is awesome!!! The one block that I love to use for table runners is what I call the Wonky Log Cabin. It is a great way to use those little scraps that I don’t want to toss because it is beautiful fabric, and putting 3 or 4 blocks side by side makes a lovely table runner which I usually give as a gift.

  21. Sarah

    You’ve made me want to try a circle square– your tutorial is so clear. Thanks for sharing! I usually just do simple squares or rectangles. Love the name of your blog, btw.

  22. Natalie F

    I’m pretty new so I can only say I have done Easy double framed four patch (not even sure if that is a style). Working on learning more. 🙂

  23. Erin

    My favorite type of quilting block is taking a traditional or classic block, and making it more modern looking, either with improv or fabrics or both! Thanks for the chance to win!

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