Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Modern Stitching Bee: September Block

Chrissy, at Sew Lux, is our bee mama this month in the Modern Stitching Bee.  She has requested the Four Acres block from the Modern Block book.  It was a great choice as you get a big bang with very little effort...kind of like a D9P block.


Chrissy asked for one block on a white background with pink, aqua and orange piecing and a central brown cross.  She requested either tone on tone prints or colored fabric with a white pattern and specifically mentioned she has a soft spot for polka dots.  It was an interesting challenge, but much to my surprise I could find pieces to suit her request in my stash.  What luck!


For the second block we were free to choose any colors we wanted so long as we stuck to the tone one tone or polka dot theme.  I really like the Echo aqua in here and the green polka doted prints.  They make me happy.  For some reason my brain was stuck on the brown central cross from the last block.  Even though Chrissy gave us freedom, I just never shifted in my brain to choose another color for the middle.  Stinker.

In the end, Chrissy seems happy and they appear to fit well with the other blocks in the flickr group.  I hope she can use them...they will be out in the post shortly!

12 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

It was a fun block to make, wasn't it! You can't go past a good spot!

Canadian Abroad said...

Your blocks look great. They are on my list of things to do.

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, I think that would have been a challenge for me with the brown! You did great though :o)

Judy said...

Great colors with an interesting block pattern. Enjoy yourself!

Judith, Belfast said...

These are fab C! The brown crosses will really stand out in the overall quilt and give it definition! Jxo

Annabella said...

It's a fun block to make isn't it and as you say, it looks way for involved than it is - like that!

Cherie said...

Great choice of colours there. The brown actually works with those shades =D

Di said...

I have never seen this block design before and the central brown crosses will really stand out in the different colours. Nice blocks! Di x

Kris said...

You have been so busy with bee blocks! They look fantastic!

Leanne said...

These are beautiful! I have made mine, I need to get a picture posted too.

Nicky said...

You have been a busy bee member!

diane said...

I think Chrissy is going to have two very nice quilts

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