Sunday, May 25, 2014

Vice Versa BOM update + a Bee Block



It's May which means I've completed TEN blocks for the Vice Versa Block of the Month (BOM) Club via GenXquilters.  Only six more to go then its time to put the quilt together!  I'm really enjoying the process and I rather adore these Kona colors together!  Not to mention the traditional blocks and their inverse!  AnneMarie did an amazing job designing these blocks and I seriously cannot wait to see them all come together.  You can see the final quilt layout here, just scroll down a bit.  Unique and modern, I love it!




Here are May's blocks.  So purty!




A little behind-the-scenes of this photo shoot.  Our backyard.  The sun was absurdly bright so I chose a shaded grassy spot, just a stones throw from the sandbox.  I've had some problems really capturing the colors.  The colors, in real life are charcoal grey, raspberry pink, jade green, plumb, and mustard (or perhaps gold) yellow.  I cannot quite edit the colors to resemble the real thing… Maybe a cloudy day will produce better results.



If you follow me on InstaGram (PearTreeStitching) you've already seen this fun block.  Its a flying geese mash-up designed by Andrea for the month of May as a part of the Columbus MQG bee.  Everyone was to create this block using either warm colors (reds, oranges, yellows) or cool colors, as I did using blues, greens, and purples, with a dark center. This block measures 16.5" and contains sixty-six (66!) pieces.  Yes, thats 22 flying geese.  

Andrea, just wait until July, my month.  I will try to return the favor of an equally complicated block!  


Another sunny day, another difficult time capturing the colors.  But the blooming flowers make up for it.  This is our front walk way, looking out toward the street. The Irises by the mailbox are amazing - thanks to Jac for giving us the bulbs!  The tray of perennials on the right have been planted and mulch is being laid.   Yay for summer!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and Happy Memorial Day!

xo
Cristin

3 comments:

Carla said...

Those blocks are amazing. The colours so bright and cheery. The bee block is perfect

Izzy said...

Gorgeous blocks! And love the flowers! :-)

Alisia said...

I love the colors and creativity of those blocks! I am so into solid color quilts and am hoping to try one soon!