|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?
- Diane's Hawaii Blocks
- California Block Tutorial from the Quilter's Cache
- The 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee
- My other 4x5 blog entries, Block Making, Modern 4x5 Bee, Cross Strings
very pretty blocks, adrianne!ReplyDelete
I love that you're in the bee!ReplyDelete
Eek! I'm flattered to be mentioned! Thank you! Love your string blocks and look forward to receiving mine!ReplyDelete
I love your scrappy block. I think it's a great idea to cut your scraps into strips:)ReplyDelete
Love your idea - I was waiting to see what you were going to come up with for Q4 of the bee!ReplyDelete
love your blocks and think its a super idea that you cut scraps as you go.ReplyDelete
Love your blocks. I am new to quilting so don't have enough extra to cut into strips YET!ReplyDelete
You will get there!!! I think my scraps secretly multiply while I'm sleeping. ; )Delete