10 January 2011

bee friends flimsy

First letters of 2011...



This weekend I pulled out my bee blocks from the Eurovision Quilters. Sketching a bit brought out an idea of organizing the blocks into columns.

Putting all the blocks up on the design wall, my first step was to put their bare feet in some grass, connecting them and emphasize the columns. I chose white to bind it all together, contrasting the sky blue background in the blocks.

Then there was room for more. I had an 10" by 11" free space to fill... and I wanted to add some letters. A bit more planning on paper first:



The dresses are partly from Denyse's Katie Jump Rope line, and as a play on words this phrase just stuck on my mind.

Here they are, all playing nicely together...

The top is 50" * 67" and I have started thinking about batting and backing. One step at a time...

; )

Wish you all a lovely week!

16 comments:

Janet said...

That's very clever to have them jump rope in grass and use the letters. I love it a lot, it's terrific. I'll look forward to seeing this one come alive with your quilting.

Sujata said...

I like how you combined these blocks with the words. Looks great!

nicolette said...

I love the way you incorporated all the jumping katies into the words and have them jump on the grass! Lovely quilt and a very sweet Kitty. Is he/she doing well?

Quiltefia said...

Morsom ide!! Jeg gleder meg stadig over kreativiteten din!! Jeg lider litt av sy-vegring for tiden!! Den bør overvinnes ganske snart!!Ha en fin uke selv!AnneK:-)

Stephanie said...

Absolutely CUTE!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

That is so cool! I love it!

live a colorful life said...

Oh, Marit, this is so fabulous! I just bought that book on Word Play so I'm anxious to make some words too. This quilt top is super fun. LOVE.IT!!!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful!! I love your addition of grass and words. Also love how you've staggered the blocks. You've done it again, Marit. Great quilt!

Nifty Quilts said...

P.S. What is a flimsy?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like you have made some good progress.

Love your kitty picture...great shot!

liz said...

What a gorgeous quilt. So clever and so pretty.

Miranne said...

Fortsatt ei av favorittblokkene - og du har gjort noko heilt ekstra ut av det. Supert!!

Carolyn said...

that's FANTASTIC! I really love it.

p.s. long time lurker, perhaps first time commenting

Tonya Ricucci said...

that is so cute and I love the way the names appear on their blocks.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Super idea. I love what you are doing here.

Deborah said...

Looks great!