Sew Bee Wonky is a Flickr group I'm in, and if you're interested in joining, please visit it and ask to join. We could use some more members. What we do: Each month, one person is the recipient. S/he chooses some kind of block for everyone else to make from their own stash, and provides a tutorial or link to a tutorial. Everyone else makes two blocks and sends them to the person whose month it is.
My month is July, but since we don't have a June person, I'm posting my block now.
For those of you who are familiar with Gwen Marston's books Liberated Quilting and Liberated Quilting II, I want little basket blocks. Here are my wishes for these blocks:
- please make 2, and make them different from each other (the background can be the same)
- finished blocks are to be no larger than 8" wide or tall
- I'll be adding any fabric necessary to fit them into the finished quilt, so don't worry about sizes all being the same
- BOLD colors - I want the colors to SHOUT - to say "PINK!!!!" for example. No light pastels or dull drab Civil War tones. I"m thinking pink, yellow, orange, lime/chartreuse, red, royal blue, turquoise, purple (but not lavender). It's your choice as to what color is background and what color is basket.
- Please make the handles in a different fabric or material from the basket. You can do a bias handle out of fabric, or you can use large rick-rack, fancy ribbon, cording, yarn, or something else.
Here's what I did yesterday:
Decide what your handle will be - whether it will be a fabric handle, or one made from rick-rack, ribbon, lace, cording, fancy yarn, or something else. But make sure it's a contrasting handle. As Gwen Marston says, "the handles are where the action is."
Please let me know if you have any questions!