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Modern Bee-13 Quilts to Make with Friends [Kindle Edition]

Lindsay Conner
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Modern Bee—13 Quilts to Make with Friends by Lindsay Conner features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you’ll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty—from easy to advanced. Each project is comprised of block instructions and a pattern to finish a full-size quilt. You’ll also find a comprehensive section on quilting basics and plenty of tips on organizing your own virtual bee.


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The quilt patterns in this book are created by Mod Stitches Bee. They are organized by skill level from beginner to confident beginner through intermediate. Lindsay Conner shows you how to start a bee, choose members and projects, and how the bee can give back to the community. Within the 13 patterns are helpful tips from using the proper tools to trying a new fabric or layout. The book concludes with finishing techniques - borders, sashing, backing, basting, quilting and binding. --Modern Quilts Unlimited; Fall 2013

About the Author

Lindsay Conner is a highly regarded writer, editor, and quilter. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Stitch and Stitch Craft Create magazines.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 21459 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Stash Books (1 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EEJFIA0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #392,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful beehive 6 Feb. 2014
Format:Paperback
Modern Bee is a fresh and fun collection of blocks for bee quilts by Lindsay Conner and eleven bloggers.

BOOK STRUCTURE:
Introduction
Bee keeping
Beginner blocks
Confident beginner blocks
Intermediate blocks
Finishing

THE BEE
In the Bee Keeping chapter, there are numerous pieces of advice on how to host and participate in a bee, anything from choosing fabrics to using the postal systems to having awkward discussions with the other members to telling the others whether they should "clean up" the block before shipping or not. I've never sewn with others, but after reading this chapter I feel confident I could both organise and participate without embarrassing myself.

THE BLOCKS
- There are four blocks per level, named after the calendar months, and a bonus quilt, String Circles, after the December block.
- Beginner Blocks: January to April, squares and rectangles.
- Confident Beginner Blocks: May to August, triangles.
- Intermediate Blocks: September to December, block-in-block designs, tiny piecing, and curves.
- Each block is designed by a different blogger.

THE QUILTS
- Since there are twelve blocks, the idea is to have twelve bee participants and finally twelve quilts.
- The directions: Materials, Cutting instructions, Block assembly, Quilt construction.
- Everything is meticulously written. Often you see "4'' square", but here it's "square 4'' x 4'' " to really make it clear; perfect for beginner quilters!
- Scattered throughout the book are various tips and tricks how to make a quilt. Make sure to catch them all before starting on your first quilt!
- Notice that not all quilts consist of 12 blocks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic way to meet new friends! 10 May 2014
By nc-mmx
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Having recently started quilting and trying to find like minded people in the United Kingdom this book is fantastic as I have just joined my first quilting bee! We have all picked a month each to decide which block the other members are making. Some of the blocks are looking rather intricate, but the instructions are clear and with some careful measuring and sewing it should all be possible.
The blocks are all fresh and modern, which is rare to find so many of in one book.
Great work by Lindsey Connor and fellow bloggers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to start 13 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book in order to start an online quilting bee which I'm really excited about. This book has everything you need to start one, with the addition of 13 beautiful quilt patterns. The quilts are modern, bright and fun, so much so that I'm having difficulty choosing which quilt I'd like to do as part of the bee. The instructions are easy to follow and detailed.
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