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.
There 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!).
I just love how easy this part of it came together. This fabric is also perfect for a bridesmaid dresses
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.
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.