Monday, 18 April 2016

Modern Block Monday - BeeSewcial - Let's Get Comfortable

While January's Linear theme for BeeSewcial was a good challenge, February's theme was a stretch to say the least. Actually, that was the theme -- Stretch! Karen (@capitolaquilter on Instragram) had us design and make blocks in 'denim' colours with neutrals using the Stretch theme. So interesting and so challenging. After the initial relief of realizing that we weren't working in actual denim, I will admit thinking, "What did I get myself into?!" No, I can do this! I think.

Her inspirational photos and instructions were very helpful. I took the organic roots photo as inspiration for my blocks. I started building out one block of organic curving lines. Once it got to about 14" square, I cut it into 2 to make the foundation of both blocks. I added an inset 'jean hole' to break up the negative space on one of the blocks. The blocks didn't turn out like the inspirational photo I started with, but I'm happy with where they went.

Block 1 for @capitolaquilter's STRETCH challenge #beesewcial #inspiredbybeesewcial #improvlove #beeblocks @aquilterstable @playcrafts @spontaneousthreads @marci_girl @felicityquilts @quiltsforthemaking

Block 2 for @capitolaquilter's STRETCH challenge #beesewcial #beeblocks #inspiredbybeesewcial #improvlove @entropyalwayswins @felicityquilts @spontaneousthreads @aquilterstable @marci_girl @shecanquilt @playcrafts @quiltsforthemaking

One beemate thought they looked like ligaments. Huh. Hadn't even thought of that, but it's true!

To see more of what this bee is up to, check out #beesewcial on Instagram and if you'd like to play along, you can post your blocks to #inspiredbybeesewcial. Come play!


  1. I see an eagle eye in the first one.

  2. Great blocks! Every month's prompt is just so unique and challenging, aren't they?

  3. Very neat blocks! They look like fun to make!

  4. Your blocks are beautiful MR!


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