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Monday, December 12, 2016

Bee Creative Lap Quilts (#62 & 63)

What better way to show off Deb Strain's lovely Bee Creative line than with snowball blocks that look all hexagon & bee like.
Both these little lap quilts are on their way from sunny California to jolly olde England to keep my cousins warm in the cutest outside hut ever.  The whole vibe just screamed BEEES to me and the fabric choice & shape were ... meant to be!
All fabric was starched, ironed and then cut with the Accuquilt snowball die.  Yarn dyed Essex linen in black is the accent fabric with minky scraps on the back. 
Using a 1/2" seam to join the minky and then sewing over them again from the front to re-enforce the join - you can hardly see the stitching because the Aurifil 50wt. thread just sinks into the fibers ... love that. These seams won't unravel even after lots of washing.
Large patterns and novelty fabrics do great in snowball quilt blocks because all the wonderful designs & details show to advantage.
The generous amount of 28 fat quarters in this bundle means there are more small lap quilts to be made. 7 rows across by 7 rows down makes a blanket 41"x 41". 
Bee Creative by Deb Strain for Moda
Essex linen yarn dyed Black
Dimple Dot minky
Warm & White batting
Aurifil 50wt. Grey Smoke (#5004) Sand (#2000)
Accuquilt snowball die
Size: 41" x 41"
December 2016

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