Friday, March 5, 2010

Bee Imaginative - February 2010

"Get Wonky" was the call sent out by Julie from Jaybird Quilts, for the Bee Imaginative Block Swap.


Julie wanted blocks "square in a square" style with wonky and free style piecing.  Now this just does not come easy to me, and find that the best way to tackle such a task is to just "go for it" -  start piecing without over thinking it.  The hardest part then is to allocate and ration the fabrics provided. 


My blocks are not particularly wonky but are in the style similar to Julie's inspiration image.  


I do enjoy the challenge of working outside of my comfort zone both in piecing style and color/fabrics choice.  It gives you an appreciation for the technique and style, and in a way is quite liberating.    Although I don't dislike these blocks, admittedly my eye isn't immediately drawn to them.  

Thank goodness for diversity - it continues to make us push the boundaries of traditional quilting.

13 comments:

  1. You've made some wonderful blocks - I must admit wonky doesn't come naturally to me either.

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  2. Oh I love wonky! It suits me to a tee.

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  3. These look great! I'm sure Julie will love these :-)

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  4. I absolutely love your blocks, the colour layout and the amount of wonkiness!Kathy

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  5. Just beautiful! I love them...

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  6. Gorgeous! And Julie's fabric choices are inspired!

    Good for you for pushing your envelope!

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  7. i love them! wonky doesn't always come naturally to me either... which is why i decided to have everyone do my bee blocks like this... have no fear. you made me happy!

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  8. Did you draw inspiration from "Liberated Quilting II"? I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.

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  9. They look great Rtia and I just read Julie's comment! Mission accomplished I would say x

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  10. Sometimes stepping out of our comfort zone does push us. I think that your vision of what she wanted was excellent.

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  11. I'm trying it out as my new mantra: "embrace the wonk, embrace the wonk"...it's a comfort zone thing!

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  12. Those turned out great, Rita! I love her fabrics, and love your blocks--gorgeous!

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  13. I think your block is great, and it's even niftier that you took on a challenge of working outside your comfort zone.

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