Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bee Block Report: February!

For the Bee-Stitched group, Sarah decided she was going for clean line improv blocks, focusing on Erin Michael's "Lush" fabric.  Those are the pieces with the color dots and the paint by number look to them.  Her inspiration came from this quilt by Tallgrass Prairie Studio.  I am hoping they will be well received.

Next up are Rene's blocks for the 1 Year, 12 Quilts group.  She wanted crosses, as she collects them and wanted a quilt for her family to snuggle under.  She let us have free rein with only two rules: 1.  Red, which we could enhance with our stash, and cream, only what was generously provided. 2. Had to look like a cross, not a plus sign.  Fun!  The first cross is made of half square triangles with a simple red border.  And yes, it is slightly askew.  Hopefully, it is not too wonky. 

This second cross is a paper pieced braid that I designed.  It was a LOT of fun to make!  I actually did most of it while watching Vertigo, which made for a rather entertaining night!

And this is my quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap over on flickr.  I hope my stalkee partner likes it. And no, that is not a black square.  Well it is, but it is actually a huge magnet covering up the part that would totally give away whom I have been stalking watching.


kimland said...

Hey Kristan, interesting blocks. I am not sure I am into the paint by number thing but, yet I can apprecitate it. I am drawn more and more to contemporary. Your crosses are awesome and obviously you have a knack for paper piecing. I am still staring at mine. This weekend, MAYBE... Ohhh, and I am totally liking the little quilt, very cool!

retno andriani said...

cooll... :))
i'd love to if i have a great tallent as you are