Monday, May 30, 2011

A bee block for Angela

Angela from My Three Sons sent her fabric for our bee this month.  She gave very few requirements, simply saying she wanted everyone to make a block that is "You".  This was so hard for me.  I have been thinking about her block all month and sketched dozens of designs.  A few nights ago an idea came to my head, and I went with it.

In my quilting I like to do various projects--some quite precise work and some definitely wonky.  I love this block because it is precisely wonky.  I wanted the block to appear wonky, but I wanted each intersection to match perfectly.  I decided to sketch this on paper first and then paper piece the block.  The whole time I worked on it I just hoped that it would all come together in the end.  I was really happy when every seam matched up fairly close.  I had a lot of fun putting this together. It reminds me a lot of my Day at the Aquarium quilt. The final size is 16.5" square.




In process.

From the back you can see my design I drew.  This block took quite a while to put together, but I think I'll try it again sometime for a pillow.


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18 comments:

  1. Very very clever, therefore very very 'you'!

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  2. It is a very lovely block, I really like it!

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  3. Cool, I love this! Definitely very "you" :) Great job!

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  4. That's really creative and definitely very you! so cool!

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  5. Wow, what a cool block!
    Love the movement, and how the intersections match perfectly!

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  6. absolutely wonderful kati ... I love the precision wonk x

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  7. great composition. i love it.

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  8. OK - even more super cool reading your post about my block - I love it! Thank you so much.

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  9. I *love* it!!! I'll have to try it out some time.

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  10. I LOVE this!! the blues are gorgeous and the pattern is perfect!

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  11. Precisely wonky! I love it. I can't wait to see Angela's finished quilt.

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  12. Fabulous!!! I am wondering if this might be great quilt sized with an aquatic scene.

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  13. Awesomeness! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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