Saturday, 9 February 2013

Carolyn's bee block

This month at Monday Modern we are doing blocks for Carolyn. Carolyn gave us a bunch of coloured fabrics and carte blanche to do 'something improvisational' as long as it only filled around a quarter of the background fabric. We also had to include a little canary somewhere...

 I decided on little triangles and got cutting. Sometimes my quilty sense of space is scary. Exhibit A:

If you are like me and the problem is not immediately apparent - here it is!

Easily solved! I also ran out of the background fabric, because I really had no idea how much fabric those little triangles would use. Fortunately the background is lovely Kona Ash which I have a modest stash of, so I was able to finish my block.

Carolyn is an amazing quilter - I can't wait to see how all that negative space gets brought to life!


  1. That is so cool! Yeah I didn't notice the oopsie til you pointed it out. Love the finished block!

  2. Now THAT is a cool block! Very nice

  3. That is very cool. I am a bit woried as I am a pattern follower rather than a pattern creator!

  4. When I saw this I was instantly jealous and annoyed you did such a great job with the HSTs that there is no way I can do them because I'll just end up copying you. Not that I was actually planning on them, it's just that now I really wish I'd had your idea! I'm sure Carolyn will be thrilled with yours, I would be!

  5. I think this is a most amazing block, I am very very pleased with it. And grateful that you had Kona Ash in your stash! It was very hard trying to imagine how much fabric to give everyone when I had no idea what you would do. Carolyn

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