Monday, January 2, 2012

TwitterB-November and December

Happy New Year!! It's 2012 and we aren't even riding around in flying cars, yet! I thought for sure it would be like The Jetsons by now.

I was very behind on my TwitterB blocks, but I'm happy to say that I was able to finish them up. November's block was based on Oh Fransson's Mod Mosaic Pillow. Charlene chose a print from Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms line:

TwitterB November

I was't sure what I was going to do with it. I didn't have too many greens that were going to work. Surprisingly, some of Tula's Parisville worked pretty well. But I pulled the oranges, reds, and pinks and came up with this:

November TwitterB

I have to say - it was pretty challenging. I got about half way through and had two chunks. I started out pressing seams to one side (away from the white), which was a mistake. I ended up taking it all apart (blerg). I think starting with larger pieces would have helped and I tried to add in some fussy-cut blocks, which made squaring up hard. Anyway, I think the quilt is going to look pretty great when it's done, but I can definitely see how this makes a good bee block - cannot imagine doing 12 of these myself :)

Linda picked the Oh Fransson's Scrappy Hedgerow block, which was the block that started off the TwitterB! This is the fabric she sent:

TwitterB December

I used some of the same colors in this block as I did in my first hedgerow blocks.

December TwitterB

In addition to the focus fabric, there are three aqua/turquoise solids, two blenders from Brooklyn Heights. Linda is going to use black sashing when she puts the quilt together. Great color combos!

Must go cry over Badgers' Rose Bowl loss... Ah well. There's always next year.

1 comment:

CapitolaQuilter said...

Your mod mosaic turned out great - I am still recovering from having made 30 of them.