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?
no

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.