Sunday, June 12, 2016

Bee-ing Sewcial - June

It's my turn again to have my amazing Bee Sewcial bee mates make some blocks for me. I'm still finishing my quilt from last year (Winter) because I really want to take my time with the quilting.

But here we are at my month once more and once more, I'm in the throes of packing and moving. During my first Bee Sewical month, I was preparing to move out of our townhouse that we'd sold. This time, I'm preparing to move from our rental apartment to our new home, and I couldn't be happier.

In fact, my new community is the inspiration for the Bee Sewcial blocks I'm asking my bee mates to create. Naramata, located in BC's wine country and perched on Okanagan Lake, is absolutely beautiful. I mean, really beautiful.

My inspiration prompt is Lake Country, and these were my directions:

I plan to put together an impressionistic-looking lake/tree/sky quilt, and I want the blocks to feature strips vs. squares. And please have all of the strips oriented in the same direction of your block which can be any size so long as the final size of the block(s) are equivalent of 12"x12" finished.

As for colours, I would like the blocks to be in lake country colours - greens and blues. One colour per block, as shown in my samples:

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I'd also like the blocks to have a little less value contrast than the ones I made for my examples. So keep it to medium/dark or medium/light if that makes sense.

If you're sewing along with us, the hashtag is #inspiredbybeesewcial. Check out what my lovely bee mates are working on with #beesewcial.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your move, and good luck with the new life.


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