I chose a traditional block this month. It is a scrappy red, white and blue Friendship Star with 4-Patches in each corner. I am pretty sure I had seen it as a free pattern on Pat Sloan's website, but I didn't bookmark it and can't find it now. I re-drafted it from a 9" block to a 12" block.
I already received some blocks from some very speedy Gridster members. Thank you, Elizabeth, Linda, Allison and Kelley.
That got the plan rolling for a queen size quilt setting. I want to use fabric from my stash. The setting I am toying with looks like this, which I designed in Electric Quilt.
I'll be making a few star blocks and lots of blue and white patches to fill in the quilt. I look forward to the completed quilt sometime this summer!
I leave you with a little peek of Spring from outside my door.
From afar it's more like Autumn.
A closer looks reveals grape hyacinths and snowdrops popping up.
A crocus stretching after a long winter hibernation
And a few more open
And the not-so-shy chickadees are always around the feeder. I wish the goldfinches and nuthatches weren't so cautious of me.
I love that setting for your blocks. I can hardly wait to see them all together.
Love the setting for your bee blocks. It will be lovely in those reds and blues. The reference to the Mid Century Bee made me smile as that bee was such a key to my making online friends. I've fallen off the blog wagon the last 2 years and miss the interaction. Good for all of your to keep going with the new bee.
Your quilt will be wonderful, and it's fun to see the blocks rolling in already.
It was a treat also to see the signs of spring in your yard. We've had such a good time with our wildflowers this year, so it's lovely to see them in other parts of the country. Thanks for a lovely post!
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