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I posted my sunny Dresden plate bee-block a while ago, but as I was looking at the pile of scraps and getting ready to send them back, I decided I wasn’t done with them.  I’m just a little behind in posting pictures of the 2nd one.

improv snowball quilt block for fresh modern bee II

After the precise, traditional piecing of the Dresden, I wanted something modern and improvised. So I went totally different and cut strips and a fussy cut, and made a scrappy-looking little snowball block.

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I just finished up a swap organized by the good folks at Modify Tradition

After much hemming and hawing, and anxiety about sewing for someone else. I made this:

Blue and white star quilted pillow for Modify tradition swap

No, not an executive decision/departure from the mini quilt plan. My partner said she planned to make the mini quilt into a pillow, so I just added the envelope back instead of binding.

Here’s the back – Pillow back for Modify Tradition Swap - dark blue with decorative  stitching

And received this lovely:

Mini quilt: cog and wheel pattern from denyse schmidt in blue-green

from Shannon at Pieceful Kwilter.

This one will be hanging in my living room as soon as I can get the hanging rod up.

Close up - cog and wheel mini quilt from piecefulkwilter

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