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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Purse Strings January's Bee Block - NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild



When my January Bee Block package for my NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild Bee arrived from King Bee Brian I was delighted to see the tutorial he wanted us to use was by a long time bloggy friend of mine, Kelly @My Quilt Infatuation.

So no tutorial from me this month, instead if you want to recreate the block head straight over to Kelly's blog and follow her Purse Strings Block tute.


Fabrics and notes from King Bee Brian.



I added two of my own fabrics - instructions said to stick with red and white.




I sewed a second seam a 1/2" from the first HST seam to create the 'bonus' HSTs above that Brian wants to include in the quilt.


An easy block with great impact.

Update May 2016

King Bee Brian brought his finished quilt to our May 2016 NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild meeting.  It's absolutely stunning.  Can you spot my block?  It's the one right in the centre.




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20 comments:

  1. What a Great Block. Especially like the crisp look of the red and white together. I have been following Kelly for awhile too and she has allot fun things happening on her site too.

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  2. Great block which looks beautifully crisp in red and white. Thanks for the link to Kelly's tutorial.

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  3. Classic red and white - I love it. Nice easy block too. xx

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  4. Ooooo...I like this block! Perfect in red and white.

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  5. Love the red and white, very Nordic

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  6. I love how this block stand out, great fabrics and colour choices.

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  7. This is such a striking block!

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  8. Great block and I love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing. Debbie

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  9. You can't get to much red, love it!

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  10. I've always wanted to make a two-color quilt and I LOVE the red and white! Maybe when I finish the 17 projects I already have going....

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  11. What a great block! The red and white fabrics are just perfect.

    Thanks for linking up to ASWC Together! It's good to see you back again x

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  12. Great block. I love the look of it, especially in the red and white. Thanks for linking this one up to Building Blocks Tuesday too.

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  13. I love you new 'block', the colors are amazing. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  14. I like this block. The color choice is lovely. I never seem to pick red and white but always like it when I see it!!

    Nini~

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  15. I cannot make any of this stuff. The fabric and the color looks lovely, though! Thanks for linking up with us at Home Matters linky party. Hope you visit us again and feel free to invite a friend:)

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  16. Love the stark white on red but it different red fabrics. Just lovely!

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