What a fun book! I was so tickled pink when Lindsay Conner emailed and asked me to review a copy of her new book Modern Bee, and be included in the Modern Bee blog tour. I love sewing and quilting books and this is one with a twist - it includes everything you need to know to organize your own online quilting bee! And 13 gorgeous quilt designs.
Lindsay includes instructions and tips for organizing your online quilting bee and get this...the instructions for each quilt tell you exactly how to cut and divide the fabric up for sending out to your quilting friends.
You don't have to use it that way, of course. You can just sew the blocks together yourself like I did.
I know I'm only supposed to tell you about the book in this review, but I loved the puzzle-like look of this quilt (the first one in the book) and wanted so much to try it...
And then my lovely sponsor The Cloth Parcel sent me this adorable little bundle of Riley Blake fabrics and I was absolutely compelled to make it into quilt blocks!
I love quilt designs where you sew something, cut it, and then sew it again. Don't ask me why.
I stitched up 9 blocks and put on a border already. Watch for more soon when I take pictures! :)
Back to the book, I totally have to make this quilt too. So pretty!
Okay, so are you itching to have your own copy of this book yet? Well, Lindsay said that I could giveaway a copy.
Since we already have one of those 'widget' giveaways on our giveaway page (for some beautiful fabric) , all we want you do to enter to win is leave a comment below this blog post telling us about your quilting bee, what you're currently sewing, or something you learned about the book!
We'll choose one random winner to receive a hard copy of the book. If winner lives outside the U.S., they'll receive a copy of the e-book. Giveaway ends October 18, 2013.
Read more about the book from the rest of the:
Modern Bee Blog Tour
Monday, 10/7: Sew Mama Sew + Stash Books
Tuesday, 10/8: SewCraftyJess + Sew Sweetness
Wednesday, 10/9: Ellison Lane + Diary of a Quilter
Thursday, 10/10: Katie's Korner + Pat Sloan
Friday, 10/11: Fat Quarter Shop + imagine gnats
Saturday, 10/12: Quilting is My Therapy + Hot Pink Stitches
Monday, 10/14: Live a Colorful Life + Craft Gossip
Tuesday, 10/15: SewCanShe + Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Wednesday, 10/16: Craftsy + Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores