Saturday, September 1, 2012

BeeFF: Blue & Beige for Louise (Scraps from around the US!)

Louise asked for 1 - 12" and 4 - 6" blue and beige blocks using tone on tone or small scale print fabrics.  For the 12" block, I chose one of my favorite blocks, the Dutch Windmill, and for the 6" blocks used classic patterns from the Farmer's Wife.

I don't have very many blue tone on tone fabrics in my stash so I had to dive into my scrap boxes.  As I was making the blocks, I realized the blocks were going to have an interesting origin.  The blue print from the large block was the lining fabric in the first quilted thing I ever made which was a bag.  The paisley background in many of the blocks came from Jennie's stash sale, the blue print in the monkey wrench block was from scraps I won in a giveaway that Victoria had and the remainder of the blue prints are Minick & Simpson fabrics from a giveaway that Laurie hosted.  So these fabrics from Minnesota, Illinois, New York and Michigan will be off next week to Louise on Prince Edward Island, Canada!


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The story of the traveling blocks! How fun.

Cyndi said...

Those are all lovely--my favorite is the one in the top photo, bottom left.