I'm always a little late to the party when it comes to trends!
I tell my kids not to jump on every band wagon going, just because everyone else does!
When solids became fashionable in the quilting world I didn't like them. I love pattern and scrappy, and the quilts I saw being made in solids just didn't do it for me!
But now that I've got used to seeing them around blogland (and I hugely admire the talent and creativity that folks use in designing around solids), I'm growing to like them more!
I recently bought some half metres of Klona in my LQS and just loved how they all looked together. They were randomly chosen colours, but I got to thinking they would work for my month as Queen Bee in the Modern Irish Bee (June/July).
So out came my trusty Sizzix, and this time the 4.5" Tumbler die, and I whizzed those solids through! Sizzix was smokin'!
There are 11 piles each with 22 tumblers. I'm hoping my bee buddies will each make me 2 of these blocks:
The 12th tumbler in each block is to be patterned and from the makers' own stash! A little bit of them in each block!
To finish, the blocks are bordered in navy, so I don't have to sash them all!! Tee hee!!
I just have to get a wee treat to pop in each package and these babies are ready to be posted out all over Ireland!
P.S. thanks everyone for your great suggestions on how to solve my ironing board cover dilemma. A smaller bodkin was supplied from my trusty quilty friend, and the cover finished in 2 shakes of a lamb's tail!!