Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New'Bee Blocks put together

I am a player in the  New'Bee quilt bee . The focus is using 'made fabric' (aka scraps) as much as possible.  January was my month to share my design ideas.  I asked the ladies to make a 100% 'made fabric' block like this:

I have received all the blocks and I've made a few to complete the design.  Today I sewed them all together.  I'm thrilled with the results.  The fabrics are amazingly varied, while the blocks are quite similar.

I love playing with blocks that make secondary patterns. .. little pinwheels, big pinwheels, hour-glass, big square, small squares, and 3-D.  When I first planned it, I was thinking only pinwheels.  The more I look at it, the more I see.  How about you?


  1. This is amazing. I love how it came together.

  2. This is totally cool, but what do you mean by "made" fabric? To me, it means you have dyed & printed it. Nevertheless, I love the visual impact of this one!

  3. These are so cool! I've been working my way down throughh my scrap boxes...I started with strings and blocks, now HST's, then I need to make some fabric with all the KNOW I save EVERYTHING!!

    LOve the triangle blocks from the previous posts, as well.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  4. What a great idea, and it certainly does expand past pin wheels....


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