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Modern Bee 13 Quilts to Make with Friends Paperback – October 1, 2013
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This book offers a virtual, one-year quilting bee! There is a full-sized quilt for each month of the year, plus one extra. The patterns are modern in style, yet inspired by traditional quilt blocks. Each monthly project includes instructions for the block and for finishing the quilt. The instructions allow you to learn more advanced techniques as you go along. (Quilter's Digest, 9/15/13)
Online quilting bees are popular among modern quilters, and this collection of 12 quilt patterns that emerged from the yearlong Mod Stitches Bee features designs that fall squarely within the modern-traditionalist style. Quilters familiar with the modern quilting blogosphere will recognize several of the designers, including Elizabeth Dackson, Jeni Baker, and Sukie Newbold, all of whom sell or share their patterns online. The projects include modern takes on log cabin, snowball, drunkard's path, and star blocks, as well as a string-pieced circle block that looks much tougher than it actually is. VERDICT: Those who enjoy quilts that bring modern flair to traditional blocks will enjoy this compendium of beginner-to-intermediate patterns.
(Library Journal, September 2013)
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)
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The photos and instructions are clear and easy to follow. I can't wait to cut out and make my first quilt from here. Now I just need to go recruit some friends to do a bee with me.
I picked up a copy of this book at my local fabric store and love it. My favorite part of the book is that they demystify the quilt making process. I learned everything I needed to know to start my first quilt by using this book. I didn't start with one of the quilts in the book because they seemed too complicated for me at the time, but I used this book as a guide along the way.
As a result I'm over halfway finished with my first quilt top and am learning how to do free-motion quilting (unfortunately I'll need a new book for that).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A group of us are using this book for our own bee. We are enjoying it. Good directions and photos.Published 29 days ago by LH
The friend I got this book for loved it! Beautifully produced.Published 5 months ago by Emily C. Race
I've never participated in a quilting bee, but this book makes me want to! More than just giving an overview of how a quilting bee works, Lindsay shares how to troubleshoot... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Angela Bowman
looks great the projects and ideas are good. Can't wait to try it out with my family of quilters!Published 18 months ago by Jillian L.
Excellent book. Exactly as expected. Shipped and delivered on-time and packaged very well.Published 18 months ago by Roy A. Thornock
This is a GREAT book! I want to make almost all the quilts in it!!! Thanks!Published 21 months ago by Cheryl Wallin