Bee Sewcial May
|Bee Sewcial May Blocks
I ended up mailing off four blocks to Marci's for Bee Sewcial's month of May. She has quite a happy collection now and I'm excited to watch the building of what is sure to be a beautiful quilt. There was a bit of artistic conflict, torn between abstract and literal when I first started working on them early in the month. After a "time out" and a revisit, I'm pleased where they landed.
The 12.5x20" remote retreat with rolling hills and a stream (above) would be a great place for a girls getaway weekend of sewing. Both of the big blocks have components from that initial session and plan drawn out here.
I threw in a neighborhood park and another little house to help with the composition of the quilt, scattering similar bits throughout. (8x9 and 7.5x8). It's so freeing to not have a traditional 12.5 square restriction.
When I made this row of houses (9.5x17.5) I had in mind a very neighborly vibe with a front lawn and porch - can't you just picture the kids with a lemonade stand? I had a couple of ideas that didn't happen, one being a lighthouse.
For our June blocks Debbie, a quilters table is having us go Mid-Century Modern. Her pin board is full of great shapes. I've chosen my favorites and there is also one iconic image that comes to mind when I think of that era so I may try and fit that in somewhere. I was strolling downtown last weekend and noticed this mural with an entirely new appreciation. Here's the link to the artist and a full view
|MidCentury Modern Mural inspiration
The colors this month are going to allow me to dip into my solids stash and pull out some untouched fabrics. Super happy about that.
I've signed up to be on the QuiltCon West Charity quilt committee and am excited for our planning meeting next week. Improv with Intent marches on.
|Baby Boy Blocks
|Baby Girl Blocks
I got a kick out of how the bike and game themed ones look like arm tats and that he's hiding a card up his pant leg - although not sure what a 4 of clubs will get you!
(The mosaic crops the shapes to make three fit in one picture but they are actually square)
I'm linking up to Let's Bee Social and Scraptastic Tuesday with Leanne at She Can Quilt, and Finish it Up Friday - hope you will too.