Monday, April 23, 2012

May Is My Month

I'm Queen Bee for the month of May in my Stash Trad Bee. We make traditional blocks using our own stash rather than sending out our fabric for the others to sew with - a Bee option I have come to realize that I vastly prefer.

Stash Trad has been very fun so far and now it's my turn. Yes, I'm aware that it's still April but like I've said, I've managed to get myself involved with an entire bee full of over-achievers so I don't want to be the weak link!

I hemmed and hawed about what to choose, but ended up with something I think will look fabulously bright and scrappy when the quilt is all done up.

colourful churn dash

It's four 6" churn dash blocks put together into one 12" (finished) block. I asked for two fabrics per churn dash, and that there be some variation in backgrounds - you can see one churn dash has the lighter-value fabric as the background, and others have the darker-value fabric as the background.

I'm really excited to see what everyone does with this block.

14 comments:

  1. Oooh, fun! I really like that. And I really like the idea of making four smaller blocks into one large block. I'm in my first bee which is the send fabric out type, so we'll see how it goes. At this point I think I prefer that, simply because my stash is minimal. I may change my mind after this year though! Still eagerly awaiting my first fabric package for the bee, from Florida!

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  2. I made my block Felicity and it is on Flickr. I never, ever use this much color in one place so I am worried. My husband looked a little shocked when I showed it to him but I tried to follow your directions. I will redo it for you if it hurts your eyes, promise, just tell me please!

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  3. Pretty! This will be a lot of fun! : )

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  4. I totally dig this block, Felicity, and if they're all as bright and loud as Amy's, this is going to be a super fab quilt. Can't wait to work on my block for you :)

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  5. Awesome block. I'm May queen in my bee too and chose the same block. Easy and great impact with the right colours!

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  6. You're going to have a scrap happy quilt! I'm Queen Bee in May too! We're sending out fabric packages in the Fab Bee, so I still have some homework to do asap!

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  7. Great choice! I'm in my first bee too (with Heather and Katie -- small world). Look forward to seeing what your bee-mates (?) do!

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  8. So lovely and colourful. Sometimes it pays to go big!

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  9. Sounds like a great bee and I love the block you chose....fun.

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  10. this is going to be such a spectacular quilt! so bright and vibrant!

    churn dash is one of my favourite blocks too!

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  11. Love the churn dash block and your fabric choices. Sound like a great Bee to be part of.

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  12. Love the variations you did in the background fabrics... great block!It will be fun to see how it comes together.

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  13. You must be a very happy queen bee, these blocks are wonderful and I bet the whole quilt will be too!

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  14. You can't go wrong with churn dash. It will be great to see what everyone comes up with!

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