AusMod Bee - Kirsten from Gemini Stitches chose May as her month - sending us all the fabulous collecton of Chicopee - 'acidic' comes to mind to describe these fabric colours - not in a negative sense - not at all - but the yellows, greens even oranges and pinks have some kind of quality that makes me think of the sweet tartness of lemons - is that weird???
We got to make AMH's Feather block again - wow - making them a second time was a breeze! Though bias edges causing warping is a Devil!!
MY month for the Bee was April and I have received The Most Fabulous Blocks!!
I realised that I have a HUGE collection of red and aqua, with quite a bit of teal thrown in as well - it is obviously what I gravitate towards when fabric surfing online and in shops and really, it was getting ridiculous, so this is what I chose for my colour theme (with a little bit of soft orange in for good luck)
I chose the block theme as anything the Bee members liked from the Summer Sampler Series, by Fresh Lemon Quilts - and some other fave blocks I posted about. I think that it can be difficult to be given carte blanche on the block that you have to produce - but it also may challenge people to try a block they have been thinking of for awhile, or can give them a needed break by choosing something simple - simple or not, I was happy with what ever was chosen. Even multiple blocks of the same pattern was not an issue - everyone got a fairly unique package of fabric to choose from.
I have 20 blocks so far - just waiting on 8 more - they are truly Fantastic!!!
It is going to make a huge quilt - but I LOVE huge quilts- hmmm sashing or no sashing?; mini corner blocks or not?
Once I have them all in, I will give you a proper expo of all the individual blocks and their makers