Remember this lovely pile of fabrics from the Joy collection that John (A.K.A. Quilt Dad) was nice enough to donate to my guild? I’ve decided to use it for We Bee Modern Too to make a Christmas quilt. August is my month to be Queen Bee and this is the perfect opportunity for me to get a jump start on Christmas sewing.
There are so many great blocks in Modern Blocks, how can I pick just one?!? I narrowed the 99 blocks to 4 and started stitching them up to see which one I like the most.
I started with Four Acres, a modern reinterpretation of the Log Cabin block.
And then I made Stargazing, which is three wonky stars in one block.
Then I tried Parisian Star, a basic wonky star.
My last block was Front and Center. I changed it a little bit by rearranging the center so that the HSTs formed V’s.
I like them all, but since I only get to pick one block, I decided to go with Stargazing. I like the versatility of the block. Depending on which direction you put the block, it looks different, which will be fun to play with once I put all the blocks together.
Now, I just need to get my packets of fabric off to my bee members!
Here is my bee block for July. Karen asked for Pebble Beach in blues, grays, greens, and aquas.
I’ve also been plugging away at my Children at Play quilt. I’ve outlined the stars and have started to work on the FMQ.
I’m taking my time with this quilt and am really happy with how it is shaping up!