W.i.P. Wednesday: A Bee Block and Hexagon Dilemma

Armed with Jessica’s tutorial and my trusty GO! Baby fabric cutter, I set out to machine-piece hexagons.

And like Natalie Imbruglia, I’m torn.

I love the ease of machine piecing these little guys! This is my sample block (it’s in my colors: gray, yellow, and teal, and I get to keep it!) for the 4×5 Bee. I’ll be making 5 more of these blocks in other color combos for the others in my “beehive.”

Sample Block for 4x5 Bee

But I’m also such a huge fan of taking a project on the go, that I love the idea of hand-stitching hexagons! In fact, I used one of Sew Sara’s hexagon kits from her shop (she’s selling out like crazy, but I bet if you message her, she could hook you up!), and these little guys were just too fun to make.

Edit: Sara has relisted a bunch o’ hexagon kits in her shop! She has also generously offered FREE shipping on hexie kits with the coupon code LINDSAYSEWS.

I felt all warm and fuzzy stitching by hand. Plus, it’s better for social sewing (i.e., not locking myself in my craft room all eve).

So, I’ll be prepping some hexagon templates and fabrics squares to take to the lake this weekend for hand-stitching. But I’ll machine-stitch my 4×5 bee blocks, because it’s just so fast!

Sample Block for 4x5 Bee

Speaking of fast, I am loving my GO! Baby for cutting out these hexagons. And if you are interested in a GO! Baby giveaway, enter to win a cutter and 3 dies at Mary’s blog by Wednesday at 11:59pm (EST) for your chance to win!

P.S. There are SEVEN more Accuquilt giveaways listed here, including a mega giveaway for a large Accuquilt GO! cutter and lots o’ dies. I’ll cross my fingers for you.


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!