It's my turn this month as Queen Bee for Stash Bee Hive 4 and the Happy Mail has started to arrive. Here are my first arrivals which came last Friday. Aren't they awesome!
I decided to use one of my designs from the 30 quilt designs challenge I did with Sandra of Musings of a Menopausal Melon, for my block. This was one of my first designs and it is based on a flag from Canada's history, the Carignan Saliere flag.
I'm using my blocks to make a quilt for my niece and I chose my palette based on a woven blanket she has. It's an off white with blue lines running through it and little pops of red. My plan is to make the quilt primarily with blues, greys and low volumes with a bit of red here and there. Here are my sample blocks.
It's a pretty simple block to make, essentially combining a pinwheel with a plus sign. My blocks finish at 12 1/2 inches so I made my 1/2 square triangles at 5 1/2". The two shorter pieces of the plus sign where 2 1/2" by 5 1/2 " and the longer piece of the plus sign is 2 1/2" by 12 1/2". I've been thinking about arrangements with this pattern and there just might be another quilt top in the making.
I've been planning this quilt for my niece for some time and I have tons of blue and grey fabrics to fill in the spaces between the reds. My daughter was home for Easter and she gave a thumbs up on the blocks so far.
Being queen bee for the month is so much fun. I'm sitting back enjoying the good weather and watching my beautiful blocks arrive. Linking with Beth of Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday which is held on Tuesday this week because of the New Blogger Blog Hop. Are you following along? It's always so much fun to meet new bloggers through the hop. I'm also going to link up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.