Bee Sewcial Theme For October :: Unity

I am the Queen of our Improvisational Quilting Bee this month.  I have had a gazillion ideas but in the end this one feels right.  For this month I want to channel the idea of UNITY by making a quilt that uses long skinny blocks from each of my beemates.  See this tester block as a guide.

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I would like each of you to pick two solid fabric colors, one as the background base block and one as the “adornment” fabric.  I want you to pick a shade of pink or peach and a shade of blue or turquoise each in the medium value range.  Make the peach/pink pick your background fabric and your blue/turquoise pick your “adornment” color.  Please use only the two colors.

My vision is that there will be 10 long blocks all in a row “holding hands” by connecting mustard strips (as you see in the block).  Because I did not think far enough in advance and I want the mustard to match between blocks, I will sew them in BUT you can choose where and what angle the strip goes as long as it is somewhere in the middle third of the block.  Feel free to mark you block with a fabric marker to show me or leave it to me.  Either works.  I want the blocks to represent you somehow-the quilt will proverbially show the 10 of us standing together holding hands as long as you stick to your two colors, (one background and one adornment).

I need only one block from each of you and would like them between 5-7 inches wide and 40-50 inches long.

As always we would love others to join us.  Show us what you make with the theme by tagging on IG #inspiredbybeesewcial.

To Unity!

Hillary

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