Wednesday, April 20, 2011

catching up on bee blocks

The remaining days of April are busybusybusy, but somehow (?!) I managed to carve out a few little moments to get caught up on bee blocks.

In Bee Scrappy, Amy requested Denyse Schmidt "drunk love"-inspired blocks in shades of grey and purple.  This is a stashbusting bee, so I had a chance to dip into my small stash of purples (I love them, but rarely think to use them...that may change).  First I made this block ("tipsy mushrooms"):


And then this one ("drunk Alice"), which may be one of my all-time favourites:


Coincidentally, both of the April "queen bees" in Sew Modern and Bee (A Little Bit) Japanese wanted Elizabeth Hartman's mod mosaic blocks.  Donna mailed out a rainbow of fabric scrap packages -- and I was lucky enough to get yellow (and I added a couple of little scraps to the mix!).  I absolutely adore this fresh, sunny block, and hope she does too:



For her part, HandmadeRetro sent beautiful Japanese fairy-tale prints to be "grouted" with chocolate brown quilter's linen.  The overall effect is very bold and graphic:



But you need to get up close to appreciate the Frog Prince:


and Pinocchio:


I look forward to seeing the finished quilt tops!

2 comments:

Donna said...

That is such a sunny block indeed - I hope you'll link here to the other one when it's done - looks very different from mine but I'm quite intrigued! Thanks again for your bold diagonals...love that!

Prof. S said...

Hi Donna! I'm so glad you like your yellow mosaic block and I will definitely link to your quilt when you have pulled all of these mosaic blocks together. Have fun!