Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Red & Aqua Part 2 August Blocks


I was moderately productive this weekend, despite the fact that I didn't have much time to sew. Thankfully I had enough time to finish up all my bee blocks for the month and they are already off in the mail and on the way to their respective homes. I was equally as excited about this month's block for Leah in the Red and Aqua 2 Bee as I was in Flaun's blocks. Leah actually picked a variation on a block that I was oh, so close to picking last month when it was my turn in the Sewn Together Bee. Leah asked us each to make the "Born In the USA" variation of the plaid block recently showcased on the Block Party! Blog. Alyssa's inspired variation was so much fun to make. Leah also asked us to add our own personal touch to the block in the form of another variation. Instead of the large 7x7" block in the corner she had us piece together a 7x7" block adding three 2.5" squares of fabric from our own stash so long as they were red or aqua. I fussy cut a piece of Woodland Chain in Strawberry from Circa 50 by Monaluna to showcase the little mushrooms. Then I added a piece of Hunky Dory by Chez Moi for Moda, again fussy cut to showcase the happy little flower. Finally I cut in some Spa by Rosemarie Lavin.


Leah also asked us to help her make a border block for her quilt, again giving us the freedom to add fabric from our personal stash. I, personally, love being able to add a little fabric from my stash. I think it adds a new dimension and you get a little piece of the person added into your quilt. I added strips from the three fabrics I added to the block and then I also added two fabrics from the Bliss (by Bonne and Camille for Moda) charm pack I won last month. I used them on each end of the strip because I felt like it needed a little more aqua for balance.


I am in love with these plaid blocks and I am going to have to make a quilt of my own using this variation. It might be a nice little baby quilt, don't you think? But more on that later...


  1. love that plaid block! very nice. :)

  2. I LOVE the plaid. You did such a great job with color placement and I like how you added a little aqua on the red squares for balance. It's really a cute block!

  3. I am loving the aqua and red color combo! I recently bought some fat quarters in that color scheme on Etsy (haven't received them yet).

    I would love to join up with you in one of your bees! Let me know if you ever have an opening...