Well after the improv curves in reds, blues, greens and purples that we made in January, our assignment for February provided quite a study in contrast!
Kari of Craft Happy gave us some wonderful inspiration in her Pinterest board full of bold graphic design, and asked for a palette of hot reds, corals and pinks, with muted mint, aqua and mustard on dove grey, cream, and black.
This is what I ended up making:
I'm really happy with it, and I hope Kari is too. Although now that I reread the instructions, I'm worried that I didn't break free of traditional grid, and didn't use one background colour. Hmmm. Must think on this. In any case, I'm loving this bee so far and I was extra delighted to be able to meet some of my bee-mates in real life at QuiltCon this past week!
Once I'm fully "landed," I'll post more about QuiltCon but suffice it to say it was absolutely wonderful. Just the right combination of everything: socializing, eating, shopping, quilt-admiring, pin-trading.... I'm still in a bit of a bubble and not quite all "here." Stay tuned.