Thursday, May 6, 2010

A block for the Sew Modern Bee


Hi everyone, I hope you all are having a good day. I was thinking about the blocks I want for my month of the Sew Modern Bee. The first block I made was 16.5 inches square. It was nice, but I wasn't too sure I liked the size of it. So, I made a smaller 12.5 inch block last night. I used a pattern I got from the Quilter's Cache for the center. It is a 7 inch block. Then I added a half inch white border and the coal grey border. The inner block is centered. I like this better. I am a traditionalist at heart. But I love modern fabrics. So, I think my style is more like that of Modify traditions blog. She makes traditional blocks using modern fabrics. I really love that look. It's more "Me". So, I think that is what I'm going to ask for my month. A smaller traditional block, bordered by the white and coal solid fabric. What do you think? I hope they like this idea.

I am very disappointed in myself. I missed my quilt guild meeting last night and I was home. I remembered at 9:00 pm. I was so disappointed. I guess I just have too many things on the go. I'm forgetting things. Oh well, I must remember the next one, because it's the last one of the season.

I have to work night shift for the next three nights. I prepared one of my Schnibbles quilt to hand quilt during those wee hours of the night. Don't tell though.....I need to stay awake. It keeps me going. So when I'm on break I just quilt. Hopefully I can get quite a bit of it done.

Have a great Mother's day weekend.

Hugs

Ariane

8 comments:

Amy said...

I love your new block idea. I tend to fall into that category too. I like traditional blocks most often but modern fabrics. Your block is a lovely combo!
I am sorry that you missed your meeting. That is really disappointing.
I sew to keep awake these days too! I totally get it!

Catherine said...

This is a great block! Love the fussy cut flower in the centre. I made myself a halter neck dress in that print. Sandy Henderson I think??

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely block Ariane...you need to make a big note in your diary for your next meeting...we are all so busy it is easy to forget.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely block Ariane...you need to make a big note in your diary for your next meeting...we are all so busy it is easy to forget.

Michele said...

it looks great ariane!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your block--did you fuzzy cut that center piece??? I am always torn too--I love the old fabric looks and colors--yet--some days those "Modern" looking ones sneak into a project!!!
Hugs, Di

Barb said...

Sorry you missed your guild meeting...

Love the block!!

a good yarn said...

Happy Mothers Day! Your block is fantastic. Like you, I prefer traditional blocks in modern fabrics. It's a happy compromise don't you think? Thank you again for the splendid table runner. I am absolutely chuffed! Ann :-)