#BEE INSPIRED 2018

#BEE INSPIRED 2018

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So this is not my #bestnine2017

(I’m waiting until the 31st 😘)

BUT
I want to introduce you all to something I’m extremely excited about for 2018 ❤️
Let me introduce you to #beeinspired2018
Eight women who have formed a group to inspire each other creatively over the next year.
Very much #inspiredbybeesewcial we will be using creative prompts to inspire the others in the group to create original modern improv blocks for the Queen Bee.
A modern take on the traditional bee.
Let me introduce you to the eight: (from the top L going clockwise)
@godshomemovies
@twiggyandopal
@artandstole
@kupitis
@quiltachusetts
@ccpquilt
@pappersaxsten
@stuartmoorestextiles
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If don’t already follow all eight please do! I am honoured to have these ladies join me in what will be amazing creative journey in 2018!

Follow along to Bee Inspired in 2018

I will do my best to post the monthly prompts here as well. We will be taking February off for QuiltCon and then the summer months and December.

Until then,

K

Artist Inspiration

Artist Inspiration

I just received the most incredible post on Instagram: @dmasse just notified me that he used my quilt September Dawn, as inspiration for his Grade 3 Art class. They did their own take on September Dawn making chalk drawings. I so love his post and I am blown away to have been used in his class. That to me is what this is all about – the ripple effect.

Please take a look at the amazing work his student’s produced and the incredible work he is doing with them in San Diego:

 

Block 5/52 #52weekswith thequiltersplanner “Chronograph”

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Here is my 9″ block (9.5″ unfinished) version of @meadowmistdesigns block this week.

I named mine Rose Garden and picked my Anna Maria Horner fabrics to try to create a path through a garden.

The tutorial for this is found on Cheryl’s blog but I will give you measurements for my down sized block here.

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Here is my worksheet for the block with measurements written in – high tech I know! Each row should measure 3.5″ × 9.5″. The hourglass blocks use 4.5″ squares (1) + (1) to make two 3.5″ hour glass blocks. Then use 3.75″ squares to make the smaller hour glass blocks 2.75″ (4 squares of each fabric in the hourglass to make 8 – you will only use 7).

For the path: from my light colour I cut (2) 1.25 x 10″ (1) 1.25″ x 7.5″

The darker fabric I cut: (2) 1.25 x 7.5″ and (2) 1.25″ x 10″

Have fun with this! The fabric selection really changes the look of this one and it is interesting to see what they all look like on #52weekswiththequiltersplanner

Until next time!

K