Friday, February 10, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #2 - A Dandy

The Sewcial Bee Sampler Sew-Along is enjoying great success on Instagram and beautiful blocks with hashtag #sewcialbeesampler are posted almost daily. It is fun to see the variations! The sew-along is hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell, who happen to be designers for my favorite fabric line - Art Gallery Fabrics.

This week's block is assembled with HSTs and quick corner triangle units. Sharon has an excellent tutorial and beautiful results for these on her blog. I used Bird Dot in cream (Windham) and two Garden Dreamer fabrics (Art Gallery).

I ordered some fabrics from my friend Bernie's Etsy shop, including a fat quarter bundle of Maureen's "Garden Dreamer" fabrics. Bernie blogs at Needle and Foot. If you haven't visited Bernie's shop, you must! She recently started carrying an extensive line of fabrics along with vintage patterns and many custom goodies such as Chemex covers, key fobs, and pet place mats.

I love the Garden Dreamer line so much that I also ordered another bundle from Lady Belle Fabrics (becasue I don't expect to win it!) and plan to incorporate many of these patterns in the sampler. I posted about Block #1 last week, and already I have plans to redo part of that block. I tend to choose a few fabrics to start and then change them as I go. I simply don't have the eye for color or forethought to pull all my fabrics at the beginning of a project!

You may find downloads for the blocks here.


  1. What wonderful piles of fabrics! I'm with you. I find choosing fabrics in advance challenging, too. So I'll carefully watch what you do with this bee so I can learn from you.

  2. I love the Garden Dreamer fabric! I may need to get some for myself, lol! I know what you mean about having a hard time picking fabrics for a project. That's why I love using several fabrics from a line (or precuts) so I inow they will work together! Your blocks are looking great, Linda!

  3. What a beautiful block Linda and I love those gorgeous fabrics!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

    1. Thank you Christine, I hope your weekend is full of delight for you.


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