A Bee's Life - Sister's Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show 2015 block contest entry
Last year I submitted a block to the Sister's Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show block contest. Indigo Salmon did very well. Since I have loved this show for years and it is one challenge I can participate in long distance, I am doing it again this year.
As before, we start with a packet of fabrics and have to make a 9.5" block with only those fabrics and possible embellishments. With a VERY different selection of fabrics, this time from Tula Pink, it is a real challenge indeed.
|What a selection - and so far outside my color comfort zone!|
I finally thought of hexies, and decided to make a hexie garden with a bee. With variable sizes of hexies I layed them out in a way I likes and glued them to the fabric.
Next I used a teal thread and quilted lines from all the corners of the hexies to quilt them down and create an interesting pattern.
At first I planned to try a fabric bee, but then decided on beads. I went looking for a beaded bee pattern online and didn't like ANYTHING. Then I found a wire wrapped bee creation. I decided to try it in some green wire I have. A bit later and I have a green bee! I like how it looks with the fabric line and background.
Last I quilted a bee trail in grey 12wt thread across and around the block. It is subtle, but I like that with all the other bright colors.
Then I added a few beads to take subtle to interesting.
I am happy with how it looks! Even if I do not place this year, I hope someone enjoys this block as much as I did making it.
This is part of my Q2 finishes with On the Windy Side 2015 Finish Along.