October 10, 2019

True North Bee Blocks for October

This month's True North bee blocks were so fun and quick to make!
Rasberry Kiss quilt blocks | DevotedQuilter.com
Karin asked for 8 ½" Rasberry Kiss blocks, using the tutorial from Wooden Spoon Quilts. She asked for three blocks, all with low volume x's and grey for the rest. She also said she loves solids and text prints, but isn't big on florals. When I went rooting through my grey fabrics, I discovered an abundance of solids, so I used a different solid in each block. I know I have a white or cream text print, but I couldn't find it anywhere, so I couldn't use it.

This grey print is left over from making my Divided quilt and I love that the lighter of the greys in it is almost the same as the Kona shadow I used for the inner squares.
Rasberry Kiss quilt blocks | DevotedQuilter.com
This outer grey is Kona graphite, which I know only because previous-me had written the colour name along the selvedge edge, which is also how I knew the one in the block above was Kona shadow. Smart! I wonder who gave me that idea? I can just vaguely remember reading it as someone else's tip, but I don't remember who it was. The grey print is scraps from making myself a pair of pajama shorts as my first garment sewing project, back in 2015, using the book Love at First Stitch. The white print in the x is a scrap given to me by my friend Michelle, cut off the edge of her quilt backing when she finished quilting. She knows I can't resist even long, narrow scraps 😊
Rasberry Kiss quilt blocks | DevotedQuilter.com
I think this block is my favourite. I had to message Karin to ask if the outer grey fabric was too floral for her taste, but she said it looks modern and was happy for me to include it. It was one of the many fabrics donated as quilt backings for the quilt block drive a couple of years ago. I've stashed the long, narrow pieces left over from trimming the quilt back after quilting because it's just too pretty not to use. The grey solid is a Northcott fabric. I love the swirly white print, but I have no idea where it came from. I do know it has been in my stash for a long time and there's not much of it left after making this block.
Rasberry Kiss quilt blocks | DevotedQuilter.com
Next month will be my turn and I'm excited to soon share the block I've designed to have my bee mates make. I think it'll make a great scrappy quilt.

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