Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee

After months of waiting I was finally lucky enough to get a spot in the spring round of the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee.  It's hosted on Flickr and happens quarterly so if you miss sign ups you have to wait 3 months to try again (which is exactly what happened to me).

I choose the classic Ohio Star block and tried to make it fun and modern with my fabric placements.  I've been steadily sewing away for the last few days and just managed to finish up my blocks on Sunday.  Here are the finished blocks:

This elephant print is one of the first fabrics I bought when I started quilting a few years ago.  I'm glad to be able to show it off in this block.
Block to keep

I love this tea bag background print.  It's called Tea Bags in Cream, part of the Cream and Sugar collection from Windham Fabrics.  The cream print isn't available any longer but they do have the same pattern printed on bright orange.
Block for Flickr user Karriofberries

I used some long horded little red and white birdies in this block.  I have no idea what project they are from or where/when I got them.
Block for Flickr user 1toefeather1

Found the perfect Kaffe Fassel fabric for this block (and to selfishly use in my pink/yellow quilt as well) called Lotus Leaf in Yellow.
Block for Flickr user Jennicakes

I adore the little sheep/sheep dog fabric in the middle of this quilt.  I've used it in several bee blocks but have yet to use it in anything for myself.  That will have to change soon.
Block for Flickr user Texasquiltinggal

The large scale background worked beautifully in this block.
Block for Flickr user Principiessa

And here are all of the blocks together.

I'm linking up with Stitch by Stich for anything goes mondays.


  1. Serious eye candy Jen... I love seeing each and every one of your adventures in color!

  2. I love the animal sub-theme you have going (elephants, birds, sheep!). I also adore the tea bag fabric. What happens with the blocks now? I jumped to the link and there are some serious eye candy blocks there. :)

    1. Now that they're done, I'll mail each block out to it's intended recipient, and eventually receive one from each of them in my colorway (the pink/grey/yellow block at the top). When I'm done I'll have a beautiful sampler quilt!

  3. I like your blocks, how even and perfect they look, but more, your fabric choices! Always nice to see how others put fabrics together and how well they play!!


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