Saturday, January 28, 2012

February Mod Bee

I've been having so much fun with the Bee blocks so far, I almost forgot it was my turn! Thanks to all the great inspiration and directions, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted.

But....I had this Alexander Henry multicultural kids fabric that just makes me smile--cute and strange all at the same time!

So I've cut out a different "kid" for each person to create a log cabin block:

  • 12.5" block
  • Log cabin--wonky or straight, even or uneven, centered or off-center, number of strips, your choice
  • Use your kid as the starting rectangle
  • Include at least a small amount of the other fabric I'm sending
  • Scrappy, brights and odd colors
I'm not too particular on the log cabin-ness of the block, as long as it's in that general family....piece in extra bits or improv as you wish. I made a couple of blocks as examples, above.

I love combinations of different kinds of fabrics.
Let your kid's nationality inspire your choices (like Hawaiian florals for the Hawaiian girl block, western fabrics for the cowboy) OR just let color be your guide.
Please feel free to play around with this...!

P.S. I mailed this to our non-local Bee members, but will bring the rest to our meeting next Saturday! Yay!


  1. Kim, this is so cute! I can't wait to get started.

  2. I love those little kids that is such a neat idea to put each one into their own block.


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