Monday, April 28, 2014

Modern Irish Bee: April

Whew!  April is flying by!  With it, though, has come some beautiful weather.  Would you believe I'm sitting out at night in the back garden writing this post?  Shocking.

This month in the Modern Irish Bee, the talented Miss Anna went for a few wild improvisational blocks using this tutorial as a guide.  She wanted a fussy cut to anchor the block, but wanted it to be off center.  From there we were let to dive into our scrap bins and stitch.


Now, I must have added in additional instructions to Anna's request because in MY mind (apparently in my mind only....) these blocks were to be somewhat monocrhomatic.  Even though her inspirational mosaic clearly has multi-colored blocks.  I wonder if I picked that theme up from the tutorial?  Anyway, everyone else has gone wild scrappy and I'm the only weirdo with monochromatic blocks.  Anna's nice enough to take them for her quilt anyway :)  Thank you, Miss Anna!


When digging through my scrap bins I really only had two piles of scraps big enough to make a block: teal/aqua and pink.  I thought they looked OK as a pair, so I went for it.  The aqua block has a Melody Miller teapot as the fussy cut focus point.  The pink block has a little Hello Kitty, the only thing in a pink vein that I have to fussy cut!


I squeezed in a few DS goodies, a small bit of Liberty, Nordika (because Anna digs it) and a few selvedges.  All in all I'm quite pleased with the result.  I love making these blocks, Anna.  I could stitch these all day long!  







15 comments:

Mrs.Giggles (Anna) said...

I LOVE them!!! They'll work beautifully, lots of colour in them.... Adore the selvedges! You know me so well - liberty and nordika.......

tomomi mcelwee said...

So cute!! I never thought you have Hello Kitty. Love the colour too!

Katy Cameron said...

They're cute anyway, monochromatic or not!

Andee said...

I LOVE this block! My goodness it is cute! Adding it to my to be made list--which grows faster than I can sew!

Leanne said...

You know there is a fabric store handy, should you need more scraps and such. The blocks are lovely!

Kay said...

These are great, I would love a whole quilt done in monochromatic blocks like this.

Nicky said...

At least it was this way round - more acceptable than all colours when she wanted one! They will look great whatever else is with them and the other blocks will bring out the other colours in them!

Ruth said...

They'll be lovely surrounded by the scrappy rainbow blocks, might even draw the eye to the quilt in places and give it somewhere to rest a while! I think this would be lovley for a quilt itself. Add some lilac and grey ...

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're lovely, even if they're not the multi-coloured blocks she asked for!!

Sarah said...

Know what you mean about being able to make these all day long, they're addictive. Your blocks are bee pretty.

Flying Blind... said...

Love how your brain works!
Beautiful blocks xxx

Cille said...

The blocks looks great - love the fusy cuts combined with the scrappy feeling.

Karen said...

Lovely blocks!

Tina said...

Oh, that teapot!! So cute!

Lorinda said...

I've been wanting to do a baby quilt with monochromatic scrappy blocks. You've inspired me to go for it- these are beautiful!

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