Lectures and Workshops

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

bee blocks

This was my month to receive bee blocks from our Sew Bee It bee in the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild. I chose the Flower Box Quilt Block made with this tutorial by Lori Holt at Bee in my Bonnet. I gave everyone the gray for the center and a suggested color pallette of aquas, reds & greens (shocker! I know.) These are the blocks I received last Tuesday....
I still have a few more blocks to collect and I think I will make some more to add to them. Aren't they fun?

Speaking of fun, this month is Chris's turn. She has requested Mondrian inspired improv blocks. When I read this, I had to immediately google Mondrian as I didn't have a clue! Upon seeing Mondrian's awesome work, I immediately grabbed my graph paper and pencils and started recreating some of his work on paper. Ummmm, Ellyn? Chris clearly said IMPROV! oh boy. This was going to be harder than I thought!

I set my sketches aside, grabbed the fabric Chris had provided and set to work. And guess what? It was more fun than I expected! Before I knew it, I had 2 blocks done & ready to pass on to Chris at our December meeting.
I love being challenged. And this, well it certainly qualifies as a challenge! I can't wait to see what my bee mates come up with and how Chris puts this all together!

5 comments:

Chantal said...

I love your bee blocks that you received. I think your new name should be Piet Mondrian. You totally nailed it!

Debbie said...

Love all these blocks. Completely different but so nice!

Maria said...

WOW your blocks are fabulous and the ones you created for Chris are interesting. Will be great to see what others create for her.

Maria said...

Ellyn just showed my DD Sandra and she immediately recognised Mondrian as a famous artist...clever girl....

Ondrea said...

Wow! So modern and bright. Awesome girl!