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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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Sunny yellow dresden for this month’s bee: perfect contrast to a cold, snow-y month. (The local TV station just announced we’d set a new snow-fall record for January. The meteorologist sounded a little too happy/excited about that, especially since we’re starting February with another foot of snow. Ok, weather-whine done, moving on)

yellow dresden plate block for fresh modern bee

 

The request this month was for something circle-ish, and since I’ve just decided that I really like making Dresden Plates, I knew just what to do. Well, actually, I thought about coming up with something new and different, but I’d been wanting to make a yellow Dresden anyways, so those thoughts didn’t last long.  Instead I made a little yellow plate (it’s 6-ish inches across) and set it off center on my square of linen.

 

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Finally got a few minutes to sew, and made some progress on my bee.

Here are the fabrics:solids and balck and white dots fabric for fresh modern bee 2

Quilt Happie gave us  lots of freedom with the blocks – rectangles that used all of the fabrics and blocks that had  “a modern Improv, scrappy kind of feel”

I decided to play with different sizes of slightly wonky log cabins:

modern log cabins block for fresh modern bee ii

(Which was lots of fun, by the way)

detail log cabin blocks for fresh modern bee

Here are some of the other blocks for this round:

1. Blocks for Jessica, 2. Blocks for Jessica, 3. Blocks for Jessica, 4. FMB2 Blocks for Jessica - September, 5. FMB2 Blocks for Jessica - September, 6. September block for Fresh Modern Bee II, 7. FMB II - September 2010, 8. FMB2 Blocks for Jessica - September, 9. can't stop, 10. Fresh Modern Bee 2 for QuiltHappie, 11. jessica - september, 12. Jessica's rainbow (fresh modern bee 2)

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After my battle to complete the first quarter of this block, I finally got the whole thing done.

union jack paperpieced block for fresh modern bee II

I’m celebrating – these took some real focus and energy for some precise piecing, but will look great all together.

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