Just like this pretty butterfly, i was really busy today...finishing up bee blocks for Susan and Mary, my mates in the Mid-Century Modern Bee. Susan is planning a medallion quilt with black as the background and has asked us each to contribute a 12-inch star block in bright colors.
I chose this foundation-pieced Versailles block from the Quiltmaker's 2010 magazine, 100 Blocks. The star should have really been mailed in July, so I am late in getting it finished. So sorry Suz!
You can view Susan's inspiration quilt here. What a beauty this project will be!
Since I was slow in making my contribution block for July, I decided to get with the program and be early with my sewing for August's queen bee, Mary.
Half square triangles on a background of blush or cream were a nice change from the more fiddly, foundation-pieced star.
Scrappy sewing like this is my favorite kind.
Both Susan and Mary have become good friends to me through blogging. While traveling a few years ago I was tickled to get to meet Mary in person. I am hoping to get to meet Susan face to face, as well, but traveling to Australia might be a bit more tricky!