Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Modern Stitching Bee Blocks: July

During the month of July in the Modern Stitching Bee, Miss Nicky gets her moment to shine.  She's been thinking hard about what block to ask for and she choose an absolute winner!  Our bee has the option of either choosing an online tutorial for hive mates to follow or using the Modern Blocks book.  Nicky choose the Arrowhead block from the book, but put her own twist on it so that she could make massive hexagons for her quilt top.


We were each challenged with making half a hexagon, about 29 x 13 inches large, that will be a rainbow star on a grey background.  Nicky will then combine our blocks to make gigantic hexie blocks for her quilt.

Stolen from Nicky's Flickr photostream.

We were asked to choose three shades of three colors to make three triangles.  We were then to coordinate these with solids and frame out the hexie with different shades of grey, be it printed or solid.  We were to use tone on tone prints, but I couldn't always adhere given the fabrics I had in house.  I tried my best, Nicky.


When I first saw Nicky's photos, I was convinced these were EPP blocks.  But no.  Fully machined with a sneaky Y seam in the patchwork triangles.



I would 100% suggest that folks who have the book should try this block out. It came together very quickly and has great impact. 


Nicky, I can't wait to deliver these to you in person at the Fat Quarterly Retreat.  I already have them packed up and ready to travel!





12 comments:

tomomi mcelwee said...

Y seams... Yours looks perfect.

Fran said...

What a stunning block! What's the book you're using please?

Archie the wonder dog said...

I can't wait to see more of these blocks!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Wow! Fabulous! I'm scared of the y seam!

Catherine said...

Fantastic blocks Cindy

Mariana Galvagno said...

It looks fantastic! Yes, whats the name of that book?

Vicki said...

I do like your blocks! wow - Y seams....you go girl!

Kirsten said...

Your block is going to be beautiful!

Sheila said...

What an amazing quilt this will be.

Canadian Abroad said...

Your block for Nicky looks brilliant!

Nicky said...

What Susan said! Love it - looks perfect - just what I'm after!

Thank you and happy day when I get to collect these in person!

Katy Cameron said...

They're going to look fab all together :o)

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