Monday, June 25, 2012

Erika's Block

Erika of Pink Suede Shoe is the host for our June block with The Bee's Knees Quilting Bee.
She sent each of us some lovely fabric scraps in turquoise, deep peacock blue, pinks and yellowy golds.

Our instructions were to make a 12"-14" "improv" block with only horizontal and vertical seams.
In other words, just grab a few strips of fabric, start sewing away, and see what you come up with.

For a person (like me) who usually follows a pattern, this was a new experience.
It was fun!
And I'm looking forward to seeing how Erica's quilt turns out once she receives all 11 blocks back from our group.

I do receive "sew much inspiration" from the Bees Knees ladies!

6 comments:

Notjustnat said...

It sounds like fun Nedra. It's great to sew without pattern, don't you just love it? Can't wait to see your Erika's quilt - hugs Nat

Needled Mom said...

How fun!!! It looks terrific too. I hope you will post a picture of the finished piece.

em's scrapbag said...

Cute block. I love improve piecing.

trish @ notes of sincerity said...

Your block looks fabulous! Wasn't it so much fun?! :o)

•stephanie• said...

you did a great job.
that one would have been hard for me.
must be the control freak in me.
i like to be able to see the end from the beginning.
it's hard to fly by the seat of my pants.
again, though . . . you nailed it!!

Cindy said...

I've been looking at an 'improv' tutorial. It looks like fun, I think I could do this!