Thursday, July 22, 2021

Bee blocks for Chris

 Quilts Unscripted is in our second month. Chris requested summer themed blocks in blues and yellows and it was fun coming up with different ideas. In the end, I made her three blocks, which have been delivered.

First up are beach houses. I have seen patterned quilts similar, mine are improv. I'll be honest, I'm not much of a beach girl really, but these felt summery to me!
second was a tall glass of lemonade, which is so refreshing on hot summer Texas days! It was fun to create movement with the improv curves and add a tiny pieced straw. 

After making these two, which, though improv, felt pretty literal, I thought I should dive into some actual improv technique. Using Nicholas Ball's rings technique from his book, Inspiring Improv,  I made this hot summer sun. It was really fun to do!
So, month two is complete! These were really fun.

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Debbie said...

Very fun! Your new bee is off to a great start!

Maria said...

Perfect beach themed bee blocks ….