Happy Canada Day everyone!And you know the best part (other than a day off and local strawberries appearing in the supermarket)? July's my month to be Queen Bee for Global Scrap Bee! For me, the toughest bit of these on-line bees is choosing the block for others to make. Not too easy, not too hard. Not too small, or you even up making a pile yourself to get a decent sized quilt. So many factors! And then there's colour... and I'm not so good at decision making!
On a recent post, I got a few great suggestions. I've also been pinning ideas to my Bee Blocks board on Pinterest. When a bee mate posts a tutorial on FaceBook (or Flickr where our bee began), I pin it. It's so much easier than scrolling through past posts when it's time to make the block.
In the end, I've decided on the Converging Corners block from Film in the Fridge. I figured that this time, I'd make some test blocks before I launched them on my bee-mates. I'll finally be making an aqua and red quilt! This palette from Design Seeds sums it up pretty nicely (though it is a little Christmas-y for July)!
Out came the red scraps...
I can hardly wait for the blocks to start appearing in my mailbox!
P.S. If you're looking for something a little more patriotic, check out Adrienne's (from Chezzetcook Modern Quilts) finish from earlier this week. Fabulous!