Thursday, January 31, 2013

Modern Irish Bee: January Blocks

At least I think this is still called a block?  This month in the Modern Irish Bee, the wonderful Fiona of Patchwork Delights sent to us an equilateral triangle template and a pile of her beautiful scraps.  Using this tutorial, we were to paper piece as many little scrappy triangles as we could!


I can not tell you how much I loved making these triangles!  In the end I did make 8 little triangles to send off to Fi. She's going to need a whole lot more if she's going to make a quilt.  With the whole bee chipping in she's well on her way.  Can't wait to see the finished top, Fiona! 

You guys were hilarious yesterday.  I'm so grateful for your help and suggestions.  Because I'm a science nerd, I graphed out your preferences and suggestions in a totally non-scientific way:

From left to right: pin/red, grass, butterscotch, aqua/teal/jade, essex and bone
What cracks me up is that the jade/aqua/teal suggestion was nearly the overall winner (down by 1 vote) and was not even one of the choices!  For the three choices presented (Grass, Butterscotch and Bone) butterscotch was a clear forerunner, but with you all screaming for blues/greens I did have another look at these FQs next to every Kona blue that is available in the shop.  Right now I'm playing with the idea of Kona   Turquoise, Lagoon or Caribbean.  I'm digging the Turquoise with possibly Butterscotch on the back.  We'll see!

18 comments:

Canadian Abroad said...

Science nerd - heehee! I would just put a blindfold on and do a lucky dip of the colours I liked and choose that way.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Have fun choosing!

memmens said...

Gorgeous triangles. Interesting results for you there, look forward to seeing a finished quilt!

Judith, Belfast said...

Ha Ha! I love it! What a great way to decide on your fabric choices! Jxo

SyLakeQuilter said...

Picking colors is almost my favorite part of the whole process. It is great fun to make choices without having to do all the work! Can't wait to see how this turns out.
mary

Lynne said...

Love it! And I see I wasn't the only one who noticed the teal! LOL

Katy Cameron said...

Lol, geek ;o)

Sarah said...

Love that you can just take the FQ's to your shop stock and see them with everything... luckyduck :-)

Anne said...

Love the graph! It appeals to my inner Maths teacher! I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up choosing. :o)

Cindy Sharp said...

You are a nut? Thanks for the morning giggle.

Leanne said...

Only one graph? If you did a test block with a couple of your favourites you could gain more insight without cutting everything up first. I keep wanting to make triangles like you made for your bee, one day I will.

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Ha ha, I thought I was bad with my colouring pencils!!! Love the triangles, I enjoyed making them too.

Annabella said...

Oh you geek! Good luck - looks like you are narrowing down the possibilities. The triangle blocks are gorgeous!!

Indianna said...

You could be a real nerd and make the graph into a block for the label.

Erin Quinn said...

I love your graph! I agree with Indianna - turn it into your label! Would be a super cute memory :-)
E

mammafairy said...

Well, most of us voted for colour, anyway, rather than a neutral. I wonder what that says about your audience?

I am sure the end result will be lovely anyway!

Di said...

You opened yourself up for colours voted on that weren't on your short list by asking us folk. I hope that you find something that YOU like. I hope that we haven't confused you. Di x

patchworkdelights said...

Excellent, thanks C, the triangles look gorgeous and you are right gonna need loads! Look forward to receiving the little beauties! Fi

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