|Pooled Color for Kari 15"x25.5"|
Posting two at a time seems to be the norm so here are my latest BeeSewcial blocks, Pooled and Doodle". First off, who among us did not not immediately picture a Poodle when reading that?!? Am I right? You might also be wondering how we got to December already because i know that's what I'm thinking.
Finished and mailed on time (pause for a pat on the back) these wrap up 2018. I'm excited to be heading into my SIXTH year with this amazingly talented group of makers and am committed to sewing up the quilts in the new year.
|Scissors vs Rotary|
More often than not I've been choosing my Scissors over the Rotary while improv piecing. Ruler free (until cropping to size) has been the norm.
Kari provided a gorguous palette a bit off the trendy path (which I appreciated) and some great samples for inspiration of what "Pooled Color" meant to her on this Pinterest Board along with this explanation to guide us:
"It's organic shapes that are irregular and contain all or almost all of a particular color in one area. The composition is formed from intersections of organically-shaped blocks of color. There is some fluidity to how they join, sometimes creeping into each other. "
|My creative sidekick|
The upside of having the wall up is that when my granddaughter is over we can share it. She amazes me with the level of creativity and skill when it comes to scissors, fabric and storyboard making. Aside from not wanting to take her treasures down, it's a win win.
|Doodle 12.5"x 24.5"|
Leanne asked us to doodle with fabric for her November prompt. The colors were to be happy and saturated with the "drawn line" distinguishable. Brilliantly, she also requested a frame and uniform size. Mine turned out fairly minimalistic and with a bit of an areal map vibe.
|Puzzling was puzzling|
|Oversized and cropped|
|My Birthday New Best Friend|
If you haven't discovered the quarterly quilty publication "Curated Quilts", hop on over to their website HERE. I've mentioned it on the blog many times and my local guild mates get an ear full just about every meeting! The mini challenge gallery is a favorite but the article by Stephanie and Leanne in the Improv edition is going to be an all time highlight for me. I'm thrilled to have "Reflections" included and the opportunity for so many makers to learn more about our bee.
I can still feel the excitement I had while making the block and having it come together as if it had a life of its own. One day I should make a full size version of my own to have as a reminder of that pivotal point in my journey.