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Let’s Bee Social #42

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I don’t usually work on block quilts.
And it’s been quite a while since I last used any prints.

But I am now!

This is my first block of a 30 block quilt.  The blocks finish at 7″ square.

I am using what remains of my Basic Shades from Riley Blake Designs, used previously here.  I love the softened, less saturated look of these fabrics.  And am enjoying pairing each one up with a coordinating print.

NOW…. What’s new with you?

If you are not sure what Let’s Bee Social is all about, you can read the details here.

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21 Responses

  1. Vicki says:

    That is such a soft, beautiful block!

  2. Jacqui S. says:

    A lovely first block for your quilt.

  3. This looks like the beginnings of a beautiful quilt 🙂

  4. You certainly coordinated a beautiful print in the above block! I like the brown square next to it and the solid fabric. That's promising…

  5. What a pretty block and fabrics / colors! 🙂

  6. Maryse says:

    Good to see you doing something different. It's a beautiful block and I like this very much. I will be following the progress with interest. Lovely so far!

  7. LA Paylor says:

    these colors, fabrics and threads are beautiful, soothing and cheerful. What made you work differently? It's a good thing, just wondering… LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  8. Vicki in MN says:

    Love the colorings of your block-looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

  9. I love the colours in this block. It is listed as #42 – I looked for the other blocks but couldn't find them – maybe I'm a little mixed up and it's just a post number?

  10. Zenia Rene says:

    I like what you are doing w/the basic shades. Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt top.

  11. I like that you are using solids. Not much out there that does. I want to make a solid two color quilt, maybe try this pattern. Debbie at Daytona Damsel

  12. Jayne says:

    I want that thread!! Love the colors of the thread and fabric! Nice and bright! My kind of colors!

  13. Your block is very sweet. I need to check into Riley Blake's basic shades.

  14. Cheryl says:

    Great beginnings to a quilt, it is going to be very cute!

  15. Vera says:

    What a yummy colors!

  16. Lorna, this is yet another cute block. I find so much inspiration from you. I love the fabrics. I linked to the Lets be Social, my first time linking anywhere ever. Exciting

  17. Great blocks and wonderful shades! Thanks for the party!

  18. I love your block. I wouldn't have thought to put those two colors together like that! Very nice!

  19. Great block and love all the solids as well. Only 29 more to go….:)

  20. Allison says:

    I love 30's prints. I really like how you paired the 30's print with the soft solid–so fresh. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

  21. I like how you are colour coordinating the solids and the prints. It will be a beautiful quilt, Lorna! -Soma