Stacked Windmills Mini Quilt + Bee Blocks

Are you ready for the holidays? I’m a couple weeks out from my due date, and have been trying to fit in some last-minute sewing projects before the baby arrives.


My local Modern Quilt Guild hosted a Secret Santa swap the other weekend, and I made this mini quilt for Stefanie. She loves Moda Fabrics, and had requested aqua and red. So I picked a few prints from Bonnie & Camille (red dot), Sweetwater (red crosshatch), Cosmo Cricket (woodgrain) and Kate Spain (text print).

The pattern is Jeni Baker’s “Stacked Windmills” quilt block feature in Modern Bee, and I made it just a bit larger for a 24″ square mini quilt.

MCMQG Swap from Jayne

My swap partner was Jayne, and she made me the most adorable throw pillow cover! It came with these cute nesting baskets in our nursery colors and a sweet little stuffed bird. I was definitely spoiled in this swap.

do Good Stitches Blocks Nov/Dec

The Imagine Circle of do. Good Stitches has been making some fun blocks this winter. In November, I made the Starstrip Block (center) for Heidi. For December, I made the Weathervane Blocks (left and right) for Rachel.

I love being a part of this group, because it really gives me the motivation to sew something new. I always enjoy the challenge to use up fabrics from my stash!

PicMonkey Collage

Above in the center is a sneak peek of my current quilting project using
Heather Bailey’s new collections with FreeSpirit Fabrics. Looking
forward to sharing more on the blog tour next month!

I’m hosting the Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along on my other blog Craft Buds, and it’s been really fun so far! These are a couple of the projects made by guest bloggers Amy and Sarah (above, left and right).

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along 

If you want to join the quilt along, there’s still plenty of time to grab a copy of Modern Bee and sew along from now through February 14th, and you may win some really awesome prizes!



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!