Monday, February 28, 2011

Nettie's Block | February

{ Bee } Imaginative | February

Thanks for giving us such a fun challenge this month, Nettie! Your inspiration photo was priceless. I took the mash-up of the rainbow colors surrounded by grey from that photo, and wound up with this block.

I added in a few prints, all from the new oliver + s Modern Workshop line. The focus on primary colors and subtle modern prints really made it a good match with your selections. I tried to mirror the rainbow color placement on the diagonal -- from the top left (red) to the bottom right (purple). And I really wanted big fat dark grey solid borders around most of the block to set the colored patch off from surrounding blocks.

I hope that, within the larger quilt top, this little patch of wonky squares will be a fun pop of color. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Monday, January 31, 2011

february block

This is the end right?  Can you believe we are already in february.  
For my block, I would like the above picture to serve as inspiration.   
I found the image forever ago here.

Anything goes.  I had hoped to get the packages in the mail today or tomorrow, but it's supposed to be -2* tomorrow.  I doubt I'll go anywhere.

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make?  12.5 inches

Can your partners use any of her own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations?
  yes, use what you'd like.

Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with?
any color is fine.

Does your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide?

Do you have a general theme or is it up to your partners to decide? Are there any specific themes that you do NOT want in your quilt block? Likes/dislikes?.
  use the image above as inspiration, wonky or not.  Anything is fine.

Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)?
no thanks.

If your partners are super motivated and are able to make two blocks out of the fabric you send, would you accept more than one block from your partners? sure.

Do you want your partners to return any leftover larger size scraps to you when they return the completed blocks or can they keep them for their own scrap stash?
NO!  please keep any scraps, or toss them.  I don't want them back.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Alissa's tapestry-inspired block

I had a lot of fun making this block for you, Alissa! I wrote a bit about it on my blog today. Hope you like it. I really can't wait to see how your quilt turns out.

Bee Imaginative | October

Thursday, November 11, 2010

for alissa

I was pretty literal with my interpretation on this one.  hope you like it, it's on it's way.
it's not quite 12 inches wide (I think it's 9in), I hope you can add a strip to the side.

Monday, October 25, 2010

For Alissa!

Had lots of fun with this one, Alissa. Thanks so much!

Block measures 12.5" x 19"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bee - hind!

Sorry to be a late bee member. No good excuse, just late.
Here you go, Kate. It's on the way.

Heading to you too, Elizabeth!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Catching up!

So it's about time that I catch up here ... not in making the blocks, because I've managed not to fall behind ... but getting over here to blog about the blocks in a timely manner seems to have fallen to the wayside. Sorry about that! The bright side is that I can write a post with not one but THREE pictures of blocks for my talented group members!

Here are two July blocks for Ryan, who sent out a selection of red & aqua fabrics and asked for asterisk blocks:

{Bee} Imaginative for Ryan

Here's the block I made for Kate back in August. Kate asked for 15.5" square-in-square blocks that she is going to cut into quarters, and rearrange everyone's blocks into wonky bento box blocks:

{Bee} Imaginative | August

And, most recently, I made this block for Elizabeth, whose month was September and requested blocks made with wonky, improv piecing:

{Bee} Imaginative | September

Now, onto October and Alissa's block!