by Lesly / Monday, 26 April 2010 / Posted in Modern Tradition bee
I'm back from Nashville, and I feel duty-bound to report that I went to two fabric shops. I was so close to Paducah, but, alas, not close enough to attend the quilt show. I did pick up a few things - not too much, since I had customs/duty to consider on my return, plus any potential charge for overweight baggage. A couple of fat quarters and some yardage of Echino linen found their way into my suitcase *rubs hands and chortles*.
While I was away, I received some of the amazing blocks that have been made for me by the members of the Modern Tradition Quilt Bee. I want to show them to you, but it will probably take more than one post to do so. Since everyone made two blocks, I have 18 so far, including the four that I made in February. There are another six or so to come in. I started with the pattern Granny's Flower Garden, but asked the bee members to be creative and adapt the pattern however they would like, keeping the blue/green flower centre and the background strips consistent. I sent fabrics in several colourways: red, dark/light pink, yellow and orange. The background is Essex linen in putty.
Here's one from Lydia. Can you see how she made crazy-quilt pieces on the sides of the flower?
I love this one from Norma. See how it's almost symmetrical, except for two blocks.
And how about this one from Melissa? I think it looks like a pansy!
This one knocks my socks off. It's from Rachel.
Isn't this one from Leanne so sweet in pale yellows?
Lydia made this one, too, and she added that darling fairy at the top of the flower.
Can you see how Rachel made some of those 2" squares out of tiny four-patches? Plus she added some Flea Market Fancy!
I think this one from Norma is a real winner. The horizontal and vertical pieces look woven.
Look at these little paisleys around the centre! I love this one from Sandra.
It was a glorious day yesterday! I really enjoyed seeing all these blocks flapping in the wind. I can't wait for the remaining few to come in so I can assemble the quilt top!