I signed up for 2016 New Quilt Bloggers this go-around and am excited that I got accepted as my blog does not always feature quilting. So far, there have been many introductions on the Facebook group and I sense a very encouraging community developing.
The current bee blocks for the #truenorthbee were lots of fun to make. I made as many as I could with what I had in my stash, which was not much as I have a hard time keeping low-volumes stocked in my stash. One block in particular inspired me to pull something from my stash and try a few more out.Tic Tac Toe was the name of the game for one of the queen bees, the tutorial from Blossom Heart Quilts can be found here.
This is what I pulled…
The solids are Kona Orange, Melon and Coral, the prints are from Camelot and Moda. My little brain was intrigued. It said, ‘wow, this is so different and outrageous for me.’ And then I really got to thinking, ‘no its not, I’ve done this color combination before.’
This was made for my daughter as her baby blanket. I used Jaybird Quilts’ Radio Way pattern and all of the oranges and pinks in my scrap bin at the time, which cleaned me right out of the above colors. Inspiration was drawn from my mom’s effort to fortify her stash with pink and orange, so I followed suit. Albeit, the pink is more coral the second time around.
Here is my little fabric pull made into Tic Tac Toe blocks…
Yes, I think this will be a thing…eventually.