Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday: I did it!

Oh yeah, I did it, uh-huh, uh-huh I did it! (Channeling Will Ferrell as my cheer partner here). Ten bee blocks in the mail and on their way around the world. Ironically I got a lovely little envelope in the mail the other day with, yep, a bee block for March! Note to self: Do it Now!

Now for the WIP Wednesday part. I am working on my quilt for the PMQG Special Exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this July. I don't have any photos of it yet (it is a true WIP and I'm not quite ready to share) but the process has been really fun. I wanted to make something inspired by Hawaii, but not literally and not in a traditional Hawaiian style so I am working with shapes from palm trees. My goals are to keep this clean, graphic and modern -- something that I can put in my bedroom and feel really happy about every night before I go to sleep.

Palette for Hawaii Quilt

And here is a round-up of the Bee Blocks for my Design Camp [think outside the block] Bee that I finished last week. I am working on a new post about my Park Blocks quilt I made from the blocks I got from the month I hosted. It was featured in a magazine in Japan recently. I can't wait to share that with you!
Home Sweet Home DC3
House-inspired Improv Block 'Lassen St.'
In Memory of Yolanda DC2
Inspired by Yolanda Improv Block
Arizona Improv Block DC 3
Arizona-inspired Improv Block 'Summer of '76'
Once upon a Folktale DC 3
Folk Tale-inspired improv block 'Enchanted Tree House'
Oct DC camp 2
Wisconsin-inspired Improv Block 'View from the Plane'
Mt. Hood Improv Design Camp Block
Mt Hood-inspired Improv Block 'Chair Lift'


  1. Hi - I'm visiting from WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced - I really love your blocks featured above, and they are a definite source of inspiration for improv blocks. I'm going to make sure and follow your blog to see how your Park Blocks quilt comes out!

  2. Just wanted to say that I really like your blocks. The purple one and orange and yellow are my favorites. Can't wait to see how this allgoes together.