Modern Insta Bee - the start of the first hive in the UK

I have joined an online Quilting Bee based on the book "Modern Bee - 13 quilts to make with friends", by Lindsay Conner.

As the first hive in the UK, we kicked off now in May. The first block for us to make is the one called "Painter's Palette". It's a variation on a traditional snowball block, but mixed up a bit.

The Queen Bee asked us to have fun and to use bold, bright colours; think sun glasses! She also challenged us a bit and suggested we use pieced snowballs.

Go over to The Occasional Quilter and have a look at her bright, fantastic blocks inside the block!

This is what I came up with:

If you like to follow the progress of the bees, make sure to check out Instagram from time to time. The hashtags in the image above lead you to "my" hive and also the UK hives, as well as the American ones.

If you like to join in the fun, there are further hives being created. This morning we were just shy of setting up the second hive and further will be created as there are more and more people interested. Go to Joanna Kent's profile on Instagram and leave a comment on the appropriate picture making sure you tag her.

Hope to see you in a hive not too far away!