Winter 2014 4×5 Modern Quilt Bee & Fresh Sewing Day

I decided to sign up for the Winter 2014 4×5 Modern Quilt Bee this round.  I chose the January 2013 paper pieced block from the 2013 Lucky Stars BOM.  This is also what I spent most of February doing, thus most of my entry to Fresh Sewing Day!

Winter 2014 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee Hive 4

My color scheme is red and tan, with some brown.  It’s adjusted some as I make more blocks for this sampler quilt.  I decided it’s best described as a real life red and white quilt.  I love red and white quilts, but it’s just not realistic for everyday use with a daughter and a dog.  So, by adding tan and brown, I think it’s more realistic for everyday use in my life.

Winter 2014 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee Hive 4

Philippa asked for aqua/teal, pink/purple, grey and a touch of mustard with a white/grey/black low volume background.

Winter 2014 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee Hive 4

Kendra asked for any shade of blue with a white background.

Winter 2014 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee Hive 4

Maureen asked for blues and greens, “ocean” colors, with a white background.

Winter 2014 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee Hive 4

Jodi asked for rainbow blocks with any kind of a neutral text print background.

Winter 2014 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee Hive 4

Jennifer asked for pink, yellow, grey with a white, light grey, or low volume background.

Winter 2014 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee Hive 4

Also, in case you were wondering what the papers from 5 paper pieced blocks looks like, see below!

Paper backings from 5 paper pieced blocks

I also made another block for my “Real World Red & White” quilt sampler.  This one is the February 2013 block from the Lucky Stars BOM club.  I’m caught up – just a year later than planned πŸ™‚  I’m enjoying where this quilt is headed though.  I still hope to finish 2-3 blocks a month to keep on track to finish this by the fall.

February 2013 Lucky Stars BOM

Since my contribution to this bee is finished, I’m linking up to Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF.   It also counts as my WiP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced for the week, Anything Goes Monday, Paper Piecing Party @ Quiet Play, and Let’s Bee Social Wednesday @ SewFreshQuilts.

38 Replies to “Winter 2014 4×5 Modern Quilt Bee & Fresh Sewing Day”

    1. Thank you! I think the different color palettes are what I found so interesting about this bee. Some of them are not combos I would have thought of, but I love them!

  1. You know – I really like the tan and brown added in with the red and white – that’s going to look neat. πŸ™‚ And WAY COOL bee block colorations!

    1. Thank you! I wasn’t sure where this quilt was going at first, but I’m having a lot of fun seeing where it ends up. I think it’s going to end up as a sampler of a bun of different bom’s πŸ™‚

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