Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WIP Wednesday on Tuesday - Canada Big Quilt Bee Blocks

The Canadian Quilter's Association is hosting the Canada Big Quilt Bee to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.  12.5-inch slab blocks will be pieced together into quilts to be donated to Ronald MacDonald House.

I thought it would be easy to piece a few blocks tonight.  But improv does not come easy to me -- a pattern is my best friend.  But I powered through and pieced three blocks.


I forgot how many different shades of red there are.  They don't all match perfectly, but I think they are okay together.  With the exception of the maple leaf fabric, everything came from my scrap bag.


These will go in the mail this week to join many other blocks being made all across Canada.



The following are hosting online bees:





12 comments:

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Very nice! I have yet to do some improv blocks. Someday I will.

Stitchin At Home said...

I don't do improv well either, but your blocks are fantastic.

Lorna McMahon said...

I agree.... improv is harder than it looks. But your blocks are fabulous, Anja! I like how you used a few pieces of the feature fabric in each block. Thanks for contributing to this worthy cause!

Preeti Harris said...

Letting go can be a challenge. Improv requires that we enjoy the process and not worry too much about the outcome. Looks like you are off to a great start. It only gets better from her.

Janice Holton said...

Way to push yourself into the improv world, Anja. I can relate to this not coming easy. So bravo for you!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Lovely blocks Anja, I have never done slab blocks before but I would love to do more improv, it's fun. I am joining in too although I have yet to post any of my blocks.

Anonymous said...

I struggle with improv too. I tend to overthink a bit....ok....too much. I love how they turned out and good on you for joining in on the project.

Jayne said...

You did great Anja! I would like to say the more improv you do the easier it becomes, then again I have a hard time following patterns no matter how many times I try!

Tish Stemple said...

These turned out great, Anja, and I love the addition of the maple leaf fabric. I struggle with improv too. There is just something comforting about having a pattern to follow :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

You did a great job on your improv blocks!

Izzy said...

Your blocks look great Anja! I love improv slab blocks - I'm working on 2 different quilts right now that have slab blocks and I'm having so much fun. :-)

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Anja, love your blocks. It's very cohesive with the same fabrics being used.