Monday, 22 June 2015

Modern Insta Bee - March (catch-up post)

March saw Joanna picking the Mosaic Tiles, a block we hadn't yet made during the past 10 months. It was also one of few in the book (Modern Bee: 13 quilts to make with friends, by Lindsay Conner) without any half square triangles...

Joanna asked for them to be made in scrappy beige / cream low volume background with hot pinks and bright oranges for squares.

I find it really useful to audition fabric on Instagram before I make the blocks and this was the selection I showed Joanna:

As this was a new pattern, I made a test block in red and white.  

Cut up and rotated, it looked like this, which means I have another block for my "sampler quilt".

Noticing that the block seemed a little bit boring with only three different fabrics, I decided to use quite a few extra fabrics for the proper block for Joanna. This also meant I had lots of extra sub-blocks. In the end I sent Joanna two finished blocks, plus some left over sub blocks. 
(Picture from Joanna's Instagram as I forgot to take photos of the finished blocks)
To see the final quilt, hop over to Joanna's blog

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