Time for my latest NYC Mod Quilt Guild Bee Block.
This month's Queen Bee is Maria and she sent out a simple package containing a piece of Kaufman Essex Linen Yarn dyed Black, instructions and templates to make a block based on the 'Gong Show' quilt by Lesly @Stitch Literate and the most wonderful request for making a block yet! Maria asked us to create what she is calling her 'Story Of You" quilt, using her given fabric as the block background we're to use "a favorite color, a "so very you" color combination, a couple of loved fabric prints, something that represents who you are as a quilter, or even more so, a fabric lover" to make up the block.
I thought long and hard about Maria's request (so long and hard that it's actually now November and not October!!!). I don't have a favourite colour and my fabric choices are wide and eclectic with no definitive 'favourite' so I just wasn't sure how to represent myself in this block. Just when I thought I'd go crazy thinking this thing through and trialling possible fabric choices only to decide they weren't so much of a 'favourite' after all, I hit on the answer - my 'Story Of You' block should represent the first quilt I ever made, the one that started this quilting and sewing madness that is now my life, it's Flicky's quilt and you can read all about here.
So that's exactly what I've done, I've used three fabrics from my very first quilt and here it is, my story of me 'Story Of You' Block.
The fabrics in descending order are:
As always you can check out all the blocks that our Bee make for Maria on my Quilty - Story Of You Block Pinterest Board - I'll add more pins as each person in the Bee posts photos of their finished blocks and you can see my NYC Mod Quilt Guild Post here too.
And you can click this link to see all of my NYC Mod Quilt Guild Bee Blocks and Challenge Blocks/Quilts.