Monday, April 2, 2012

March Bee Blocks

March blocks

March was my good friend Cindy's month in Sew Bee Blissful. I got really excited when I saw her plans and her inspiration mosaic - we were making Gees Bend inspired blocks with all solids. You know how I love solids only projects! I really was looking forward to them. When I opened the envelope I gave a little squeal because I just loved the colours - orange, yellow, pink, aqua and a lime-type green. She had some dark green and brown in there, but there were only tiny quantities, so I'll forgive her that ;-)

We were to make concentric squares within squares, and use all the fabrics in each block. After that, the design and fabric placement was up to us.

So here's how my blocks worked out!

March 2

I really like the strong dark centre in this one and the skinny band of brown (its only 1/4" wide finished). I wasn't sure how that brown and green were going to work with the rest but they were an inspired choice by Cindy and give great depth to the blocks.

March 1

I really like how bright this one is. It definitely reminds me of liquorice allsorts - its the yellow and pink and brown combo in the middle!

I have to admit that I kind of cut and sewed and figured out what I was doing as I went along. Neither block was planned properly but I suppose that's part of the fun and it was a good job she sent us a generous quantity of fabric to work with or I think my lack of planning would have left me in trouble!

But aren't they pretty?  They are gently wonky and I really love them. I can't wait to see how her quilt turns out.

We did a little signature block for the back too.

March Signature block

All in all, a very fun month in the Bee! Thanks Cindy for a great block challenge :-)


Katy Cameron said...

Oh I love them, what a great idea!

Unknown said...

Lovely blocks. I just love those colors.
Thanks for sharing them.

Sarah said...

Oh gorgeous blocks! Cindys gonna love them :-)

CitricSugar said...

How pretty! Beautiful job.

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Beautiful - Cindy is going to have an awesome quilt x

Cindy said...

And thank you for creating something spectacular! They're so beautiful!

You know I am not a fan of the brown or dark green either...but it looked awful w/o them! xx

patchworkdelights said...

They look great Sarah! I agree the brown is a nice touch!

Nicky said...

Don't know why everyone hates brown - It is great here! Lovely blocks Sarah! Love the wonk!

Canadian Abroad said...

Very cool blocks!

Jessica Kelly said...

These blocks are so pretty! Love the bold design and the slight wonkiness!

Annabella said...

Figuring it out as I go along is my middle name...I chucking at how thin those strips of green and brown are! Gorgeous blocks and got to love a bit of Gee`s Bend!

Cherie said...

They look so cool! Loving the solids! =D

Jodi B. said...

The brown is just the right seasoning for the bright colors! Well done.