Tuesday, July 30, 2013

June Ima Bee Block

June's Ima Bee block from my Flickr group is going all the way to Singapore!  Exciting - I'm an international quilter ;)  Queen Bee asked for a simple black cross on a crisp, white background.  This block is huge finishing at 21".  

I wanted to be a little fancy this time and I've been crushing on Jacquie Gering's improv piecing.  I also had a pile of scraps left over from paper piecing these Circle of Geese blocks, so I decided to just start sewing and see what I come up with.  I think the result is lovely!  Since the fabrics are all black and white, you have to look closely to see that it's pieced, but I think the effect is good and I'm excited to try this again in the future. 

Have you ever tried improv piecing before?  How do you like it?  Any tips or suggestions for newbies?


Close up so you can see the crazy piecing - and the teeny kitty cat :)


Here's the whole block






3 comments:

quiltswithpersonality said...

Beautiful..........I am sure they will be delighted with the block. Love the improve piecing. Have a great day...Marie

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Love the improv piecing. It's like you made your own black fabric. Nice job.

RobinSue said...

It's so nice to meet you through the hop! I can't believe how accomplished you are in quilting with a full time career! I love this bee block - I'm starting a black & white quilt and love this idea!

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