Sunday, January 20, 2019

Bee Inspired 2018 :: Continues

I'm not the only one who got way behind on my bee blocks!  Everyone in our group is playing catch up and for me...I have one more prompt to complete and 2018 will be only then be a complete success!

It has been a challenge interpreting the prompts!  Our group has come up some amazing prompts that have pushed me, inspired me and nearly kicked my butt!


Shelby @godshomemovies picked Substrate/Lichen.  I was at a loss until I threw myself into it and immersed myself in the process.

The color palette threw me for a loop to be sure!  Shelby did include several Lichen pictures which was very helpful.  The background for each block needed to be a textured fabric such as a cross weave or linen.  To be honest I don't have much of this type of fabric in my stash, but I had just enough to make these blocks.  

I did what I could with these 8" blocks!  Like I was so hard!

I wanted each block to have a different color for the main Lichen and I pretty much did that.  This one is an 18" block and has what I'm going to refer to as layers of rock with bits of lichen.  

When I saw the prompt from Shelby, it said now raw edge applique.  I took that as no applique should be used, when in reality I think I could have and it might have made for a better representation of the prompt.  My goal for this year is to pay attention!

I moved on to the next prompt from Shelagh @stuartmooretextiles Migrating Birds - A Birds Eye View.  This one I knew I could handle, or so my mind told me so!

I don't fly often, but when I do I'm always mesmerized by the view from above.  I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking it would make for an interesting quilt!

The color palette is full of green and brown and I was sure I wouldn't have a problem finding the right colors for this one! 

We were asked make one block with rectangle shapes and the other with at least one circle.  The other requirement was each block needed an odd number of geese flying south. And so I did! 

I loved making the circle block!  I enjoy a good circle or Drunkard Path!  One more prompt!  The next one is going to be full of color and I can't wait!

It's not too late to start thinking about my next idea...I gotta get creative this time!

You can check out my previous Bee Inspired posts here:

You can check out all the blocks on Instagram here:  #beeinspired2018

My Bee Mates are amazing! 

Shelby @godshomemovies 
Jayne @twiggyandopal 
Audrey @artandstole 
Kathryn @kupitis
Heather @quiltachusetts 
Christine @ccpquilt 
Jenny @pappersaxsten 
Shelagh @stuartmoorestextiles


  1. I love how bee mates stretch me! your blocks are terrific

  2. I love the Chutes N Ladders! How fun is that! You are stretching me again. Thanks.

    1. These prompts are not easy! Chutes & Ladders was super fun to make though!

  3. You are very close to wrapping up 2018 (and it will definitely have been a very successful year from my vantage point)!

    1. And I’m so excited to finally get caught up! One more to go! I’ve enjoyed the challenge and hopefully 2019 will be just as rewarding!

  4. Just love your lichen blocks--so subtle and inspiring...I just got a pack of low volume solids and am making snowball blocks with them--but i like your freeform
    pieces a lot...nice work hugs, Julierose

  5. I enjoy seeing what your group is working on. I really like the block with the rocks and lichen. So cool!

  6. I think you did very well with these prompts. Good luck with the next one.

  7. Amazing blocks Jayne. I always love to see the blocks all come together.

  8. Lichen?!? Wowsers! That does sound challenging but I love your blocks. Glad you are in an improv bee too - I think they're good for us!

    1. I had the hardest time with the lichen blocks! But they are done and I only have one more to do for 2018! It seems lately that if it weren’t for this bee, I’d never do any improv! I must change that!

  9. One of the things I love most about hiking is when you finally get up high enough and get to appreciate that amazing yellow-green lichen. its one of my FAVORITE colors!


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