Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Modern 4x5 Quilt Bee

I'm very excited to be participating in the Modern 4x5 Quilt Bee on flickr.  This bee is a modern sampler bee that swaps four times a year in groups of five, or hives as we call them.  Each member creates five blocks.  The block pattern is the makers choice and the colors are the receivers choice.  For me it's all about the fabrics.  I loved pulling out stacks and stacks of fabrics in my hive-mates colors.  Let me show you what I found so far...

Amelia requested yellow, aqua, light and medium gray with a white background.  It was easy to get started when I saw my Baby Mish Mash Quilt in her inspiration mosaic.  I would like to add some of the deeper aqua and gray tones.  And elephants!

Tina requested orange, pink and yellow with a white background.  I really liked the mix of colors in the pinwheel and string quilts from her mosaic.  I need to find some more orange.

Jessica (aka Our Hive Mama) requested aqua, yellow, light and medium gray with a white background.  I really like those scrappy square blocks in the middle row of her mosaic.  I like the addition of the gray and aqua Hope Valley print.  I have that and I need to find that to add to her stack.

Charise requested red, pink, yellow and white.  I had to dig a little deeper in the cupboard to find some nice clear reds.  If I look through my scraps I will find the Andalucia dots, the Good Folks cathedral print.  Nicey Jane would fit right in too.

Rachel requested light  aqua, light yellow, gray and white.  I will start with the same stack as Jessica and Amelia, but for Rachel I want to make it softer and use more of lighter tones.

So the big question is.... what am I going to *make* with it.  Which block?  I have to admit I'm having a hard time deciding.  I want to include lot and lots of fun fabric in each block.  That is a lot for 12" isn't it?  So scrappy with a purpose.  : )

  1. 4x5 Bee Flickr Page
  2. Amelia
  3. Tina
  4. Jessica
  5. Charise
  6. Rachel


  1. Pretty colors!! Scrappy with a purpose sounds good to me!

  2. You nailed all the color choices so whatever you make will be awesome!

  3. I love all of those colour combinations. What colours did you choose for yours?
    A great book to find some blocks -



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