Quilting Divas Blocks Finished

I was so excited when Kendra asked me to join the Quilting Divas bee.  The premise is the same as the 3×6 bee I talked about earlier–6 blocks for 6 ladies made using one pattern in 6 different colorways.  The ladies in this group are just phenomenal & I am receiving some stellar blocks.  =)
I decided to use a pattern called Courthouse Star which is a paper pieced block.  I always love a scrappy block and this one fit the bill perfectly.  One note, if you decide to try one of these blocks, when printing out the template for the center square portion I had to resize it to 110%–but, the star point templates needed no resizing.  Always a good idea to double check the one inch test square before starting.
One of my favorite parts of this sort of bee is that I get to choose the fabric combos from my fabric stash for everyone’s blocks–fabric pairing is such fun. =)
Rene asked for blocks made using aqua, green and white with a white background.  The inspiration block that she made up was comprised of Moda’s Hunky Dory line of fabric.  I had a partially used honeybun from this line which worked perfectly for all those skinny little strips.
Kendra asked for blocks using aqua, green, brown/linen & Kona Stone for the backround.  I noticed several of the other girls were using some Modern Meadow for this block–I really liked how the darker navy from the Modern Meadow line mixed in with the aquas & greens.  And I am glad to have added Kona stone to my Kona collection–it’s a wonderful neutral khaki sort of color. 
Kelly asked for blocks using pink, gray & green with a Kona Charcoal background.  She specifically listed these hexagons I made as inspiration–how nifty, right?
And here is Kelly’s block:
Tracey wanted blocks made using taupe, aqua, olive green, gray/linen colors and a linen background.  I think this block turned out so pretty.  Kelly was kind enough to send out the linen fabric to our group members so we would all have the same kind–how sweet! =)

Colleen wanted blocks made using white, blue & brown with a white background.  This was probably the most difficult one for me as my brown fabrics are seriously lacking!  I also find that my blues tend to go more toward an aqua rather than basic blue.  I opted to add in more white on this one & I think it turned out great.
Jessica asked for blocks in aqua, lime green, purpley/plum and white with a white background.  I loved the opportunity to use some of the Art Gallery fabrics that I hadn’t had a chance to use yet.
I’m hoping for a round 2 in this group.  The blocks the girls are cooking up are just wonderful! =)

Comments (16)

  • You nailed the vision I had in my head for those colors… they're sort of "drab" mabye, but I think they're just so pretty.

    Thank you!

    I can't wait to make your Dresden! 🙂

  • These are all so pretty!

  • Wow oh wow!! Love these!!!! Your work is just beautiful!!

  • These blocks are fantastic!

  • All of the blocks are just beautiful! I love the pattern!

  • I'm in aw of all that tiny piecing. You are serious! Very, very pretty. My favorite is the last – so sweet.

  • I love every single one! I'm also super excited to have something you made for little old me featured on your blog! I'm a dork and I'm not ashamed!

  • What a lovely set of blocks you made! I love your color combos and fabric choices – very modern and pretty. What an exciting project!

  • I love every single one of these blocks! I signed up for 3×6. I can't wait!

  • Spectacular! They look fantastic! Ann 🙂

  • Your blocks are gorgeous!

  • Wow. Absolutely beautiful, every single one!

  • Those are some seriously fabulous blocks, very pretty, and so nicely done. I love the linen!

  • gorgeous.

  • Wow! Quilting Divas looks like an awesome group. Your blocks are so beautiful! I love, love, love them all, but I think that my favorite is the blue and brown block you did for Colleen. Nice work!

    xo -E

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