Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Bee Blocks for Charlotte
This week I finally worked on Charlotte's blocks, which I had been looking forward to making. She gave us three solids fabrics to work with and requested 12 inch finished blocks with the freedom to make anything as long as there wasn't any applique! That was fine by me!
I'll have to admit, I buy quite a lot of fabric and I am addicted to quilting tools, but in fact, I do not buy very many quilting books. I do however love reference books. The book pictured above, "The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns", by Jinny Beyer, is one of my favorite books for block reference. I knew I would enjoy diving into this book to search for blocks to make for Charlotte.
The first block I made shown in the top photo is a Nancy Cabot block called Dancing Pinwheels, 1935. The second block is known as North Carolina by Nancy Page, 1938.