Since I'm obviously not in SLC right now, I thought I would tackle this month's block for
Always Bee Learning. Like I said the other day, this bee is supposed to challenge us to try new techniques and Marci has us sewing Y-seams.
I think I've used this technique once before, though it was on something three-dimensional, maybe the Bike Bucket? Who knows. What I do know, is that I like Y-seams. Seriously, there isn't anything really tricky about them and knowing how to do them opens up quite a few new possibilities for block construction.
This block is from Malka Dubrawsky's book, "Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration" and I believe it is used in the "Modern Baby Quilt" project. Marci sent us all the flower pieces already cut from Kate Spain's new Cuzco line and the background pieces are Laura Gunn's Painter's Canvas. My color is a little off in this picture, but the Painter's Canvas is actually just a bit more green, an interesting shade.
So what are you working on this weekend? I hope to be back later with at least one finished costume to share!
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