Does groovy text writing '60's style in '70's colours count as a Novelty print? If so I might have to rethink these Bee blocks!
Closet Quilter was our Queen Bee for August and chose the Maple Leaf Block from Lark Crafts free pattern. It is a really fun and quick 9 patch block to make and we were asked for a low volume background with any print we love. Lesley isn't especially fond of novelty prints or brown. I'm with her on the brown though I do have a bit on hand that I use from time to time but I do love a bit of novelty especially Halloween!
Thing is I really like this text print and thought it would make a really cool maple leaf block. What do you think? Too much?
I didn't stop there. Fiona at Patchwork Delights chose the Churn Dash block and her directions were to use any print you loved in the middle, keep the colours warm and no batiks, browns, kiddy prints or flowers. I think this works for that!
The text print in the centre is a little lost but to be fair you don't really want to compete with Austin Powers for attention! ( I love text prints and stalked a Noteworthy FQB for ages just for the texts!)
So I had to use an Aspen Frost piece left over from my Winter themed Penny Sampler quilt, seeing as that was on hand and out front and centre on the sideboard.
I thought these blues and polka dot were perfect with it but flowers and frost don't fit the brief so I'm keeping this one!
It's given me the idea of a row of frosty churn dashes going horizontally on the back of my Penny Sampler - I think that would look really lovely - thanks Fi! Great block choice.
So for Fiona's last block keeping it warm and cozy I'm thinking pink with some Sunnyside by Kate Spain. I think the Churn Dash has to be one of my favourite blocks and I love Fiona's scrappy warm theme going on. Might have to make one of these myself! The tutorial used for these is Cluck, Cluck Sew's here if you want to make a few too!