Saturday, September 1, 2012

Just Playing

I was messing last night making a trial run of a bee block.  You see, I am Miss September in the Modern Irish Bee.  I have my fabric pulled from my stash, but I waned to give one of my potential blocks a test run.  Want to see it?


I think it's super pretty.  I think it would be a very dark quilt, though.  It's a bit too much Kona Pepper for me. Still, I do really like the idea, the pattern, the size and my stash fabrics.  I might be onto something....

34 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I love it! I am playing around with black homespun this weekend! If you added borders of the coloured squares, that would help break up the blackness!

Sigrun said...

This is great!

pippablue said...

I like it Cindy!

Sarah Ashford said...

It's very striking!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, I love this! I see what you mean about if maybe being too much overall, but could you maybe mix it up with blocks with varying shades of grey for the background as well?

Susan Standen said...

Would ash, coal or charcoal work better? It is a gorgeous block and I might be tempted to copy!

Fabraholic said...

This is supercute! I'd like to make one myself :-)

Quilting In The Cold said...

It's lovely Cindy.

cheeky monkey said...

the block is amazing even if this would be a challenge fie me. but i would use a lighter background. i am a fan if black but not in quilts. maybe a dark blue? just to give an other possibility than grey...

Nicky said...

Keep it as is Cindy that is one humdinger ! You can always add a bit of colour with quilting - especially cotton perle in the middle!

Lynne said...

I, too, think you might be on to something! It's a great block.

Anne said...

It looks fabulous! Very classy. :o)

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Hi I love it, I've seen this block with a white background too and fell in love with it. Love any quilting that deals in negative space.

Jan said...

Katy Cameron said the exact thing I was going to say, mix up the background grays.

Di said...

I like it too. Di x

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

I think this will be absolutely stunning!! It's a brilliant choice!

mary said...

i really like it. But it would be a lot of black. I think it depends what you plan to do with it & where you would use it. It would be a stunning wall hanging, and using it that way would show off all the blocks at the same time. What would it look like if there was a colorful block in the center? It would decrease the black, but also the drama. And yes, it needs a scrappy border.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Can't wait to start this one!

linda said...

what size did it finish at as i just might need the sizes if it was 12 1/2 inches cindy it is lovely !!!

Sheila said...

This looks really good Cindy.

Cherie said...

It looks great even with the dark background. You don't see many quilts around with dark backgrounds, but it's a great effect =D

Judith, Belfast said...

Oooh! This looks lovely C! Jxo

Leanne said...

I too like Katy's idea of a number of greys and blacks but it would also look great with any number of other solids. Remember Hadley's quilt with that aqua blue solid.

Cindy said...

Love it!

Kris said...

I love it, and it wouldn't be too much black for me, but I guess we are all different. It would be such a striking quilt.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh I think it would look lovely, and very cozy - do it!

Wendy said...

I love it, it's fabulous!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Can you change the outside fabric but keep the inner fabric and hopefully keep the drama ? Just a thought .

Angie@sewscrappyquilts said...

Great block. I was thinking colored, pieced sashing, but you could also do no sashing and quilt with multicolored variegated thread.

Judy said...

I love it! The black makes the colors just pop.
Have a great week,
Judy

diane said...

I think it would make a striking quilt. The bright colors would just pop off the pepper!

Karen said...

I think it is super pretty too!

Alie said...

Gorgeous! I love how the black makes all of the colors pop, but I agree the pepper might be a bit too much. Lovely though!

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