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To-Do Tuesday 10-6-15 | Modern Insta Bee Quilt

Happy Tuesday!! I finally managed to get a post done by Monday evening. Amazing, right? Actually, it really IS amazing because I got caught up watching Tula Pink‘s video series on QNNTV.com. There are 6 of 12 videos posted and I watched episodes four through six tonight. I am blown away by her as a person and as a designer. I was a Tula fan before watching these videos, and after watching them I’m a Tula fan FOR LIFE.

2014 Modern InstaBee Blocks assembled into a top!
2014 Modern InstaBee Blocks assembled into a top!

This past week I got my 2014 Modern Insta Bee Blocks put together. I chose the May Block, Come Together, from Modern Bee — 13 Quilts to Make With Friends by Lindsay Conner. I am thrilled with how the top came out. Not so thrilled with the quality of some of the blocks I received. My blocks were supposed to be 20.5″ unfinished, but I ended up having to trim all of them down to the lowest trimmed block size which was 20″. Not a problem for me with this particular block design, thank goodness!

Grungy Windows Quilt Backing in progress
Grungy Windows Quilt Backing in progress

I started working on a quilt backing for my Grungy Windows quilt. Because the front has a lot of white on it, I decided to go fun, funky, and improv on the back. I grabbed some Kona solids from the shelf, and just started cutting them into big pieces. I put them up on the batting hung on my shelf (my make-do “design wall”) and then started sewing the pieces together. I have part of the top half of the backing done. I will work on finishing the backing this week.

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish Backing for Grungy Windows quilt top
  • Baste Grungy Windows top, batting & backing together
  • Continue with the c25k program. Do the best you can and be satisfied with that!!!

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5 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 10-6-15 | Modern Insta Bee Quilt

  1. Oh my! You are on a Tula Pink video marathon! I do love her fabrics and designs, and reading about her, following on FB. etc etc 🙂
    Hey, you did some fussy cutting for the center of your blocks! I like them and the low volume background fabrics. Nice statement all together. And then, bam! what a colorful back for your Grunge quilt! Looks like you are having fun! What method do you use for basting your quilts?


    1. I just realized I did not answer your last question, Sharon. The method I use for basting my quilts is Sharon Schamber’s hand basting method using boards and thread. You can find her video on it HERE.


    2. I thought I responded to this already, and just forgot to answer the last part of your comment, but I don’t see any other response. I am losing my mind!

      I do love Tula Pink! Those videos are great and I really have a lot of respect for her as a designer and as a person.

      It seems that everyone who sent me a bee block fussy cut the center block. I love it! It really adds something to the quilt top. I am excited to get the quilt back finished! So much color, but I think it will be perfect for a quilt backing!


  2. First off, that quilt back is going to be totally AMAZING! Also, I’m still reeling over how careless and thoughtless people were with the bee blocks. That;s unfortunate. Luckily, the top looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see more of these quilts – especially once you get them quilted!


    1. I am really excited about this quilt back! I am having fun not having to plan or measure anything. Just cut, sew, iron & trim! Hopefully that won’t bite me in the butt when it comes time for quilting. This may be the backing that puckers on me! I think I’ll starch the crap out of it!


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