I've been hesitant to join any bees this year, for obvious reasons, but I can never resist joining in with the 4x5 bee gang! I can't even count how many rounds I've participated in (maybe this is the 6th?) and I can say I have never once been disappointed with the blocks I've received.
This round, I decided to jump in with the hexy hive, meaning just as it sounds, each block must incorporate hexagons in some form. I had initially planned on machine piecing small hexagons cut with my Accuquilt GO! but ultimately decided against it. After some pinterest-ing for inspiration, I started doodling, and came up with this star in a hexagon shape that I was able to turn into a paper piecing pattern. I finally bit the bullet and ordered EQ 7, so I'm hoping to be able to turn this into a computer generated paper piecing pattern, instead of my chicken scratch on the backs of old pieces of scrapbook paper. Anyone that has tips for EQ 7, they would be much appreciated!
I had to dig deep, as Becky requested navy blue, kelly green and aqua. The aqua, I have covered. There is so much aqua in my stash its almost a little ridiculous, the same goes for lime-y greens, but kelly green? and navy? Those are few and far between. I dug out my pearl bracelets though, and found just the colors I was looking for.
I love these colors to pieces, I dug through and pulled out some Oval Elements and Pearl Bracelets for this blue, blue, and more blue block.
Michelle requested purple, black and grey. The grey I've got covered, but purple and black are also colors I'm lacking in my stash. I did come up with a black Comma barcode print, and a purple print from Bespoken by Pat Bravo for AGF.
So I don't like to play quilty favorites, but its going to take all my will power to not hoard this block and keep it all for myself. Caryn asked for rainbow colors in spectrum order and white. And really, what is better than purdy rainbow prints, and text prints??
Sarah asked for lime green, aqua and grey. I played with all sorts of prints, but when I saw how well Color Me Retro and Simply Color played together, I was sold. Paired with some fun paper clips, and I called these blocks finished.
Hopefully my bee mates are as happy as I am with these blocks, and be on the lookout for the paper piecing templates, if I can figure out how to do it!