Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Two in blue

One of the things that I've loved about this bee is working with colors that I find beautiful, but don't use much in my home. Amanda and Jess both sent packages of blue greens that were fun to play with.
Amanda's block was a geometric challenge too. I so wanted to have my "pluses" overlap in the background space. Does that make sense? In other words I couldn't make them in mini blocks and just set them diagonally from one another. Here's the end result.
Jess's block was one that I've grown so much more comfortable making in the past two years. I looked quickly at the inspiration photo and was drawn to the block that had a small triangle. From there, I just started cutting and sewing. No drawing or planning. I know this comes very naturally to most of the women in this bee, but it's one of the things that was way outside my comfort zone when this bee started two years ago.

See those inset pieces of solid color in the prints? How about different widths and angles that are a little off? That's your influence ladies. Thank you.
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10 comments:

Rossie said...

Your blocks look great!
I know a lot of people struggle with improvisational piecing, but you are the first person who has mentioned overcoming that struggle and learning to just dive in and piece without planning and fussing. Awesome!

Digs said...

Love them both! And I love that the plus signs overlap - I'd been trying for that in a couple of the blocks I've made, too. If the improv stuff is outside your comfort zone, it doesn't show!

Rebekah said...

These look fantastic! You have definitely nailed improvisational piecing!

Jess said...

So great! Thank you!

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