Wednesday, October 20, 2010

November Bee Block--RED



Since we're all enjoying the slash method, I thought we could stay with that a little longer. This block is inspired by the quilt above, made by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran. This photo is a close up of a portion of the quilt. The whole thing is pictured in their book, Collaborate Again.




You can make the blocks in any way you want. In this one, I took two long red scraps and pieced them with a 1" strip in between, then slashed and added more strips.






For this one, I had a larger scrap of the red leaf print and slashed it one way, pieced a strip in, then slashed the other way and pieced in another strip.



For this one, I pieced together small red scraps with contrasting strips in between.




I'd like two to four blocks, any size, any shape, all with red as the main color and contrasting strips. This is going to be a great cheer-me-up around the holidays! Thank you!!

8 comments:

Sujata said...

Love the idea! Can't wait to get to my scrap bins!

CharlotteP said...

Scanned my stash and grabbed the reds! This will be a fabulously cheerful quilt!

Kelly Meanix said...

I love youru reds and have always wanted to do a cross quilt, you have inspired me.

9patchnurse said...

Those look great. I really need to sort some scraps by color.

Selvage Quilter said...

This is going to be a stunning quilt! I love it.
That red chard fabric is beautiful.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

FUN!!! I'm on it... right now!

Lynn said...

Thanks for saying any size block, that takes a lot of the stress out of my first bee here. Love the idea of red as a main color!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Love it love it love it! I just love the one color thing. And I happen to have yards of the red chard. Want me to continue with that or go with other reds? The excitement builds.