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Haha, there’s always a quilt or six in my head but March was my turn to be Queen Bee again in the NYC Metro Mod Lucky 13 Bee. (As there are now just 12 of us I guess we’re just “Lucky”)!
Soooo, this was what I asked for: -Two tall, skinny blocks 6 ½” x 12 ½”
My colour scheme:- green apple, mint, pink, grey and pale blue.
I sent out some 7” wide strips which provided the majority of the fabric and asked if everyone would please add a few of their own for variety. You will see I deviated slightly with some of my colours -black and white town print (cool) and chartreuse (warm), I was hoping for a soft, modern look.
I also asked if everyone could include at least one pieced strip. The strips could be wonky but the finished blocks should be trimmed to 6 ½” x 12 ½”.
This was my trial block…….
Do you recognize some of these fabrics? – cheeky purchases from Houston, I couldn’t/shouldn’t resist, totally justified now there’s a PROJECT!!!
…….with a few snippets from the swap table at a guild meeting (thank you kind swappers – love that bold pink print, it fits so well).
AND THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE MADE ME!
Thank you so much!!!! Very exciting!!!!…. So now…………. to the quilt….hmmmm!
(* disclaimer * – just because I have suggested that buying fabric is justified when it becomes part of a “project” shouldn’t imply that justification is necessary. Fabric can be bought to be displayed or stroked, looked at, admired and put away again, keeping it whole is OK too. Purchasing/acquiring fabric should been seen as a necessity, adding to your palette (or stash) is an important part of being a quilter and has the added benefit of increasing your well being 🙂
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