Friday, March 30, 2012

My Turn in the Sew Beautiful Bee

A few months ago I participated in some of Kati's color wheel charm swaps. After two rounds, I had all these five-inch charm squares and no plans for what to do with them.

Fast forward to the end of January/first of February. I started brainstorming about what I'd like the girls in the Sew Beautiful Bee to make during my month. I toyed with a few scrap quilt ideas (using confetti blocks like this and wonky triangle blocks like the one in Block Party). Ultimately, I settled on mod mosaic blocks using Elizabeth's tutorial.

I thought this would be a great way to use the charms, so I set out organizing single-color packs of fabric

Almost ready to send

and planning this layout.

Gradated Color Mod Mosaic Sew Beautiful Bee

My plan is for each block to gradually move from color to color. For example, for those making the green blocks, they'll place the green-yellow fabrics in the upper left corner, the green fabrics diagonally in the middle (bottom left to top right), and the green-blue fabrics in the lower right corner.

I'll be making all the yellow and blue blocks while the rest of the girls in the bee make the other blocks for me.

Mod Mosaic block for rainbow Mod Mosaic quilt

I really hope this idea works. I think the end product has the potential to be pretty awesome!


Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

I love that block! Your quilt is going to be so gorgeous! Can't wait to see it. :o)

Katie B said...

Looking forward to this!

Angela Nash said...

It's going to be super cool - and a great use of all those color charms.

I had considered that triangle quilt as well for our bee....maybe I'll do that. My month is next - eek!

felicity said...

Cool idea! And you're brilliant for asking other people to make those mod mosaic blocks rather than doing a whole quilt's worth yourself - they take a loooong time in my experience.

Patricia Lessell said...

I know I'm a year late but I'm not a Dollar short and I just had to tell you how much I love this.


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