It is Sarah at Needle and Thread 's month in my BeeFF (Flickr Friends Bee). She asked for Liberated Wedding Ring blocks with aqua backgrounds and blue, green & black/white rings. The original Liberated Wedding Ring block by Gwen Marston uses a template. I thought this version, based on a nine patch was clever and easily repeatable, so perfect for a bee block.
When Sarah posted her block at the beginning of the month and I looked at my very few pieces of aqua fabric, I knew I would need to get a few new ones for the block backgrounds. Both of the fabrics I used (Dear Stella chevrons and Little Apples leaves) and also the aqua tree fabric (birch organic) came from Lisa's FreshStash shop on etsy. (Lisa is a fellow member of the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild.) At our last Guild meeting we had a scrap swap, and I was so lucky to get a bag of scraps from Nikol that had several blue and aqua fabrics. Between the two influxes of fabric I was able to make a scrappy block with many different fabrics. If you'd like to see more the blocks, check out our flickr group.