Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bee-u-ti-ful

I've been catching up on my virtual quilting bees over the last couple of weeks. These are a couple of my favorites. Rossie's block for the Mid Mod Bee. If you saw this quilt you know I love this shape. I don't always like it, though. So many atomic shaped quilts seem static and boring to me....all the same size all connected the same way. That doesn't appeal to me.
Rossie calls this her "Kelp" quilt. I never thought about the shape resembling kelp plants. You can see her design plan here. I love the innovative use of this shape and her hand dyed fabrics have such depth. They are truly a wonder. I also love that she asked for a 9" x 65" block. Now that's a block size I don't do every day!
This is my final block for round 2 of Common Threads. Sarah asked for a dimensional block. I think this was the most challenging block I've ever had in a bee. When I heard dimensional, I thought of those folding paper fans I used to make as a kid. I'm pretty happy with the shapes in this one.



A quick word to my Common Threads buddies. You all have given me such wonderful bee experiences. Your creativity inspires me and I so appreciate the opportunities you have given me to challenge myself and grow. You're the best!

12 comments:

blair said...

That dimensional block is stunning Jacquie!

Alisa said...

One word for that block...WOW! I can't imagine what the entire quilt will look like. So very interesting.

carol said...

I love both those blocks! How fun! (for you and for them!)

Kirsty said...

That is gorgeous, and I also can't wait to see the whole quilt. It will be really interesting to see how it is quilted.

Miss White Wall said...

Such a unique block, very pretty.

Esch House Quilts said...

Both of these are fantastic! I'm just about to start cutting into Rossie's beautiful fabric myself.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Wow, I love your dimensional block. I'm curious now to see what the other bee members are making. What a unique quilt idea.

Isa said...

What an amazing idea, that block is truly inspirational.

mjb said...

I love seeing these bee quilts come together.

Hollie said...

Wow! Both of those blocks are pretty spectacular!

prairiewhisper said...

What a great block, how would you quilt it? Go around? Or quilt right over it?

MightyMom said...

ooo cool!! maybe I should join a bee......