Hello busy bees!
Thanks for stopping by for a little visit
and some sew along news:)
I'm excited to share with you
my next Summer sew along...
June 1st thru June 29
Let's "Bee Patriotic" and
sew for our July celebrations:)
We will be using my book
and making the quilt above
which consists of 12 of
the blocks from the book:)
As a maker...I'm sure that you have
heard of "Christmas in July"
sew alongs and stitch alongs.
This year I thought that it would be fun
to do a twist on that...doing
"July in Christmas"
"Christmas in July"
by making July projects
from Christmas Blocks.
Yes...the block patterns are in the book
and so are the instructions
on how to sew the quilt together!
The quilt setting that we will be using
is the one called Deck the Halls
and is on page 182.
I made my quilt using the 12" block size
but if you follow me at all...
you already know that I have 6" block
cutting instructions in the book as well.
You could make your Bee Patriotic Quilt
in whichever size you would like...
using either the 6" or 12" blocks.
"You are the BOSS of your own quilt!"
We are simply using patriotic colors
instead of Christmas colors
to make the blocks...
and just like magic...
the quilt transforms from
Christmas to Summer.
Isn't it amazing how the look
completely changes with different colors?!
As usual Toby has to
get in on the photo shoot LOL
I'm so excited that my book publishers
are participating in the sew along
as well and have kindly prepared
a fabric bundle and a PDF with
the yardage and schedule information.
to download the PDF
Feel free to pull fabrics from
your scrappy stash or you can...
to use the exact same fabric that I did.
This is the Bee Patriotic Bundle
which consists of fabrics from
several of my fabric collections combined:)
Denim...Aqua...Red and Coral Pinks
are the colors that I use when
making patriotic quilts and projects....
and I LOVE how they all look together:)
I'll also be using these colors
and this bundle to make a few more
patriotic things that I will
show and tell you all about
during the sew along.
I hope you will join me for summer sewing...
it's going to be sew fun!
I'll also be talking about it on
and using the hashtag
Please do the same so that we
can share our progress together.
Okay stitchy friends...
I'll "bee here" on June 1st
for week one and
I hope you will be too!!
P.S. During this short absence
between sew alongs on my blog
I took that time to start my very own
where I have already filmed and posted
two tutorials and will be adding many more.
to go to my channel and watch them.
While you are there...
if you like what you see ...
click on the subscribe button
and then the bell to be notified
each time that I film something for you:)