Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Queen Bee

I think that is what they're called anyway. It's my month to send out fabrics and a pattern for my bee. Each lady in Bee Lovely will get a package from me with these components.

The block we're making is called kaleidoscope, and I found a paper pieced pattern here which I enlarged for my purposes and cut to pieces for templates (I'm guessing some people aren't comfortable with paper piecing). A slight variation, and probably more well known block, is the stashbuster block from Material Obsession 2. Rita made a gorgeous one!
I'm crazy about my green, aqua, and gray combo! If you'd like to make your own, there is a great tutorial here. The solid I used is Kona Ash.

6 comments:

euphoria said...

the colors you chose are just perfect! this will be a lovely quilt!

my happy bluebird said...

This is soooo pretty! Love your choice of fabrics! I just looked at the tutorial also -- and I think I'm going to try one myself!

Marg said...

I love your choice of fabrics too, it's a beautiful combination. Love the block, they are going to look fabulous.

Carla said...

You have such great taste, Alex!. Thanks for sharing the link for the pattern.

leigh said...

really nice!

Shirley said...

I absolutely love your block (and blog). I sooo enjoy visiting! You never disappoint and always inspire me!!