|Directions Blocks for May|
"Channel our inner urban planner" this month. I took the project with me on a retreat and thought I'd have to pause until I returned home for more background variety but thanks to the kindness of others I got to finish.
It takes a bee to build a city. Like most cities, some neighbourhoods are grids, others partial grids and still others are all curves or some combination of all three. Different areas of a city are planned over time by different people, but they still work together. Applies well to a bee quilt, no? " You can read all about it on her blog post titled Let's Get Planning HERE - I especially loved that she included arial views flying over California.
|block one held by the Retreat Frog|
The town could be real or fictitious so I picked Capitola, California with a very loose interpretation For my roads I chose Begonia colors to honor our annual festival and to depict the hill heading from well known Gayle's Bakery leading down to the village, a route I take on my way home from work to peak at the ocean.
For block two, I kept with a sentimental approach in choosing what part of town to sew up. Isn't the triangle shape on the map awesome?!
|Map Inspiration Source|
|finished block 12.5"x15.5"|
|put a bird on it - or - it on a bird!|