Monday, 28 July 2014

Queen bee for August

I'm Queen bee for my lovely Stingy Bee Mates in August!

I am so excited - I have been planning my quilt for months !   Though in a way I cannot plan for this one!

Let me explain...

I have made Christmas sorry Winter quilts for my children but don't have one for our king size bed.  

I love Green Tea & Sweet Bean style sampler quilts and used the idea of the GT&SB quilt to finish this UFO - a mix of pieced and applique blocks, different sizes, blocks, borders and filler strips held together with a restricted colour palette.


So now I'm wanting a sampler style Scandinavian themed Winter quilt made from a variety of blocks, using different methods and a variety of sized and scaled blocks.

I've already made a few as examples of what I'm looking for: 

A feathered star in my chosen colour scheme of red, cream/off-white with touches of aqua/teal



A mix of border patterns and blocks - my Dresden plate needs an applique centre and background!


A chevron star block based on the Le Moyne star with a strip of background fabric in between!


I have a pinterest board full of Scandinavian inspiration - quite a lot of it is knitwear!   And here you can see how I was inspired to develop these blocks from knitting patterns!



Over the next few blog posts I hope to write up tutorials for the blocks I have made but I'm hoping my bee mates will add to the variety by designing or selecting their own block within the theme!  Big ask I know....







12 comments:

  1. I think this is a great idea- everyone will have their own unique 'take' on your request! I look forward to seeing what you receive!

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  2. Ohhh fun and terrifying!! Great idea and lovely inspiration!

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  3. quite a challenge but i am sure your beemates are going to enjoy it.

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  4. This will be a brilliant quilt! I'm sure the ladies are up for the challenge! Jxo

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  5. This will frighten the pants off the bees, but I'm sure they will do brilliantly and you will have a marvellous quilt to show for their efforts. Off to a brilliant start!

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  6. well done on another finished top!
    love your idea for your bee blocks. it is going to look amazing. gorgeous choice of colours.
    You are amazing!

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  7. You've made a great start with your blocks and I'm looking forward to being part of this project!

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  8. My pants are officially frightened, but strangely excited too. (that should encourage some weird spam)

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  9. That first snowflake is gorgeous, but my mind boggled ever so slightly when I saw it!

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