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Thursday, 28 February 2013

We're Gonna Do The Twist And It Goes Like This - My February Bee Block

February Queen Bee Kim passed me the fabric for her Celtic Twist block at our last NYC Metro Mod Guild meeting back on 2 February (oh and while I'm mentioning our last guild meeting there's a great post on our blog detailing our Show and Tell, be sure to pop over and take a look).  This is the latest I've ever been getting around to sewing my block, but at least it's still February, just!
 Kim pointed us to the instructions here and gave us a cream print fabric to use for the block background.  She asked us to use fabrics from our stash to add the 4 coloured twists to the block and also that all 4 fabrics used should be the same colour but different solids/prints

Background fabric with 4 red fabrics that I chose from my stash.


I'd noted from the blog posts of other Bees in our Hive who'd already made the block that this one's a bit of a brain twister.  I found the instructions a bit tricky, purely in that they direct you by using 4 shades of green and, once you move on to the instruction diagrams the 2 darker shades start to look quite similar as do the 2 lighter shades.  I scribbled my own colours next to their key chart and this worked well for me.


I laid all the pieces out in the finished design before I sewed anything together and at that stage I realised that the 2 floral prints would be next to each other so I swapped 2 fabrics around to make the block more balanced - you can see my change in my colour key chart above.

The finished block.


I think it could look really great pieced together on point too.


I wonder what it'll look like with all the other colours around it as I've already seen that some of the Bees have completed it in Candy Pink/Bright Pink/Purple/Orange/Blue/Aqua.  You can get some idea by checking out my Celtic Twist Pinterest Board as I've lined all the blocks made so far on there (thanks Gertie for leaving a comment that planted that seed! ;) ).

Another quilt that I'm looking forward to seeing completed :)


Updated at Saturday, 7 March 2015

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26 comments:

  1. Ooooh I love this! This looks like the sort of block that would look good in any colour - your reds are fab but I can see it in greens, pinks, greys ... yum yum x

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    1. Do you use Pinterest Gertie - check them out on my Celtic Twist Pinterest Board - I've got all the ones made so far lined up so you can see how they look together?

      Oh that's made me think maybe I should include a link to this in my blog, mmmmm interesting! :)

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  2. Oh my, this is gorgeous! I really like the fabrics you used...

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    1. Thanks Marelize, I spent ages trying to decide on fabrics and even longer on choosing a colour, I narrowed it down to red or purple and then went with the red. Just before I posted to the Guild Blog someone else posted a purple block so I was really pleased with my choice :)

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  3. What a gorgeous and interesting block. Love your fabric choices x

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    1. Thanks Sonia, I was getting far too picky about what fabrics to put with the supplied background fabric and then stumbled across these reds at the bottom of my red stash box. Had them years and not got around to using them, but they were just perfect for this :)

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  4. Wow, this look really great.

    Nana

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    1. thanks Nana, I think the finished quilt could look really something special :)

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  5. What a cool block!! The quilt will be so much fun!

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    1. Completely agree Ann - I think it's going to look so modern, looking forward to seeing it completed :)

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  6. Cool! I've never seen that block before.

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    1. I hadn't either but it's another that's been added to my very long 'inspiration' list! :)

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  7. Lovely block, great colours

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    1. Thanks Sue, I think Queen Bee Kim made a great choice :)

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  8. that's a lovely block, the final quilt will be great!

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  9. Love this block, will definitely have to check out the Pinterest board!

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    1. I'll have to start putting more links to my Pinterest boards, I've got enough of them!!! :)

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  10. fiz e amei, obrigada por compartilhar....

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  11. Your choice of colours look even better than the green. Love it.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Maria and leaving a comment - I've had so many people drop by today to see this block, I'm wondering where you're all finding out about it? If you've got time to let me know where you found the link I'd love to find out - I think it's somewhere on Facebook but I've no idea who's page! Thanks so much for your visit :D

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  12. Hi Chrissy, I found my way to this blogpost through Facebook, where KatDesign (can't copyright the link, weardly enough) wrote about it and put a link of your blogpost with photo in het message. just love the quiltblock and can't wait to see how it comes together wtth different colored blocks. Bye from the Netherlands, Shirley

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  13. Me again, here's the link to their website, and there you can find all the other links, blog, and Facebook http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/

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    1. Thanks Shirley, you're such a star, you've solved my mystery! I've given you credit on my facebook page and I've been able to leave a thank you comment for StudioKat Designs. Once again thank you :D

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