|California Quilt Block|
When I was looking for inspiration for my own blocks, I looked at the 12" block section of the Quilter's Cache and I saw a California block. It looked like fun block so I sewed up a sample in my colors of aqua, orange and pink. My fabric choices left it kind of mushy looking. I still like the block, but I decided to go in a different direction for my bee blocks.
I have a bin of 1.5" strips. Whenever I'm cutting up fabric for projects, I cut small leftover bits into 2.5" or 1.5" strips and save them. I looked through the colors, and I noticed I had a lot of aqua, yellow, red and gray. Perfect colors for the blocks I needed to make.
I decided to make string blocks with a twist. After several failed attempts, I found one I really liked using half strings and half solid.
My favorite thing about participating in this bee is working with everyone's colors and pushing myself to make something different. Are you in any Quilt Bees? What do you like about them?