August 2, 2010
First 3x6 Bee Block
I came home from work today and finished the 3x6 Bee block for wooly mama! I'll be mailing all three blocks to her first thing tomorrow morning ;)
For those of you that have no idea what the 3x6 Bee is, here's a brief rundown. You have three months to make 1 block each for 6 different people (hence the name...3 months x 6 blocks). They get to pick the colors, but you get to pick the block design (all 6 blocks will have the same design). wooly mama picked "rainbow colors + white", and I was actually more apprehensive about her colors than anyone else's...not because I have anything against rainbow colors (I actually love them), but because I was afraid it would look like a chaotic smattering of colors rather than a cohesive rainbow. Now that I've tackled this one successfully (well, at least I think it was successful...I don't know about the rest of you!), the other five should be a piece of cake! Most people picked two or three coordinating colors like blue + orange + white, blue + green, etc.
Oh, and before I get lost in my ramblings, this block was made using the Bedtime Story pattern from the first issue of Fat Quarterly. (FYI - if you haven't purchased it, I highly recommend it!)You're supposed to square off the corners as much as possible in order to get a round rose shape, but since I was going to sash it in white, I thought I'd let sleeping corners lie and see what happened.
I tried to group the colors as much as I could...first yellow and green, then orange and red, then blue and pink, then purple. I used purple on the outside because all my purple prints had white in them, and I thought they'd blend in best with the white border.