I’m on duty for the first month and I’ve been pondering lots of possibilities over the last couple of weeks. I found a block I liked, but the publishers of the book that contains the block wouldn’t give me permission to use it, so finally I decided to go it on my own. I’ve had such a lot of fun. Somehow designing something always seemed a bit scary, but I took my time and had a few aha moments along the way and before I knew it I had two blocks made and more to the point I like them and I hope the other bee ladies will too!
My theme for this month is Sea Glass….those lovely smoothed pieces of glass in soft colours that you can pick up on beaches all over the world.
I’m going for a modern improvised approach – based on 1 or 1.5 inch blocks within a nine patch with other pieces in this size range sashed in randomly. I’ve used Kona Snow as the background fabric and some Kona Solids in the Poseidon range for the outer borders. My idea is that the borders should vary in width. I think batiks work really well here, but large scale or colourful prints don’t, solids and subtle patterns are good too.
I can’t wait to see what the lovely Sew Euro-bee-an ladies produce!
You might want to check out their blogs!
Di – www.quiltova.blogspot.com – (Czech Republic, but Di is a Brit like me!)
Betty – www.bettyvanos.blogspot.com (Netherlands)
Christine – www.grapes-hearts.blogspot.com (Germany)
Pippa – www.pippaspatch.com (France, another Brit!)
Elisabeth – www.sharksdinner.com (A Swissie in the UK)
Tacha – www.haniesquilts.blogspot.com (A Brit in Germany)
Floh – www.flohstiche.blogspot.com (Germany)
Nicole – www.followthewhitebunny.com (Netherlands)
Celine – www.espritpatch.com (French in the UK)
Lush – www.diegoagogo.com (An Aussie in the UK)
Annabella – www.kechquilts.blogspot.com (A Brit in Morocco)
and last but not least, Linda in the Netherlands.
Now I’m off to the Post Office with all my little bundles….sew exciting!!