Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bees and Spiderwebs


 

Last month, I was the Queen Bee in the Modern Irish Bee. This is a scrappy Bee and we use our own stash to make the blocks which I am really enjoying. I decided on a Spiderweb block as I've wanted a spiderweb quilt for the longest time. I asked for bright, bold strips of fabric against a grey, low volume central star, and I also asked that the strips forming the star all from one colour group on each block, to highlight the secondary pattern of stars. Like this:


I used Heather's tutorial which is really easy and fun to make. In the last 10 days, my blocks have started to trickle in (we are a very relaxed Bee which I love!) and I was not disappointed!

I tried to spend the afternoon playing with the layout, I have about half the blocks at this stage. But I was thwarted by a small lady who wanted to eat them help.



Can't blame her. They look scrummy so far, no matter what way I lay them out. I have a feeling this one will be sewn up as soon as the rest of the blocks arrive.


17 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness they're gorgeous together. Absolute stunner. Your little lady has great taste in fabric/blocks :)

Helenjean said...

sarah thus is going to look brilliant when all the blocks come together

Fran said...

Very envious, this looks fabulous already, it will be an amazing quilt!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Looking good!!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, lovely!

Melissa Miller said...

That is so fun and colorful!

Flying Blind... said...

I think you were asking for trouble when you put those stripy tights on her, she had to be involved!!!

L E Antwis said...

Wow..this looking stunning! Linda

ElPetitTaller said...

It looks great! It's like 2 quilts in 1. Trust your helper with the layout... It looks like she knows what she's doing!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous! I want to eat them too :-)

Judith, Belfast said...

Looking great! Jxo

margaret said...

this is so great, amazing isn`t it how so many can make the blocks without anyone knowing what fabric is used and it all goes so well together

Annabella said...

Look at your gorgeous girl amongst your beautiful blocks!!

pennydog said...

Fabulous block choice!

Ruth said...

Love it - love the grey/text centres, really good choice for this!

Andee said...

I love these blocks, and I have joining a bee on my bucket list...too fun!

Leanne Parsons said...

They look great! I really love how using all one colour around the star really makes it stand out. It will be a beautiful quilt when you get it finished.