The navy print in the center with the white really catches my eye. Good selection. Look forward to seeing some finished blocks.
That was one of the first I pulled :).
Love this block and have never made it so excited! Great fabrics...
Fabrics...omg...can I have them??? LOL They are right up my color alley~
Thanks, everyone. Jodyrose , I gravitate towards these colors almost EVERY TIME I start a new project. I just can't help it!
Gorgeous block & colorway! I can't wait to get started :D
Just verifying ( because different screens can show a bit differently sometimes) you want navys, blues, purples and turquoise colors?
Yes, please. And thank you :).
I cannot wait to see these sliced and re-matched up!!
What great blocks and fantastic colors. Can't wait to see them all cut up and remixed!
I'm not in your hive, but I might have to try this block out - it looks really interesting~!
emptysea I'm with you. Not in this hive either, but I love the looks of this. Can't wait to see a finished top.
Wow this is going to be a great quilt
This is going to be gorgeous with those blocks...cannot wait to see it!
WOW!!! just saw most recent picture...
Looks amazing! I want a bento box quilt now : )
this is turning out great! The fabrics are really pretty together ~good color choices
Pretty. Can hardly wait to see the finished project. Was it hard to cut up those pretty squares?
Thanks, Seeneed . Actually, it wasn't that hard to cut them up. I knew they'd be even more complementary of each other when I mixed them up.
Just checking in with people I am following. I made the first comment on this project. Wow! Have you finished this yet? The quartered blocks are stunning!
I am loving what I see on your design wall. Love those colors, too! Can't wait to see this one finished!
Charwirfs , it's not finished yet. I'm in the middle of a round robin, a bee, and gift-making. But I ended up making enough blocks for TWO quilts (though each with a fair amount of negative space)! One I will assemble like you see above (somehow, haven't decided layout yet), and another will use this layout:
Here's a calculator for a 45 45 90 triangle. The hypotenuse /long side of your triangle should be the measurement of the two coal blocks they will be sewn to, just remember to take out your seam allowance.
I don't get it. :( The long side will be sewn to 23.5". When I plug that number into the calculator with a 45-deg angle, it comes out as 5656.9. ??
Hmm... When I put it in the long side and hit calculate is says you need a triangle with 16.6" legs to get the 23.5 long side.
A generously cut 16.5" square then cut into two triangles should do it by my reasoning.
I have never done it but here is a site that helps that I have pinned for future use http://quiltville.com/onpointmath.shtml
Did you get this worked out? QCHandmade 's link does what I posted on IG and that number (16.6) is what you'd get by multiplying the long side by 0.707
I don't have any scraps big enough, HawkFan , so I'll have to wait till I can get to my LQS tomorrow. I'll let you know!
Thanks, Drnic2c . I actually wanted the white to intersect at the corners, but couldn't figure out how to do that, so I settled. :) I think I needed to incorporate that into the block design to make it work, but it was too late at that point.
This is looking wonderful! I so hate when I forget a key element and cut and then am like oops...but I bet you will figure it out and it will be beautiful???front and back
Ok no clue why those ??? Are there hit wrong key...there is no question it will be beautiful! Sorry
Thanks. But sorry for what? I don't see what you have to apologize for.
Your layout is wonderful! I LOVE it!
Thanks, Dtscrapper . I'm hoping to finish the back today. If that happens early enough, I'll be able to update my project.
This is beautiful! The back is as pretty as the front.
WOW absolutely gorgeous!! Lovely work.
The end result is lovely. I have been dying to see finished quilts from all the hives.
This is so striking. Love. It.
This is such a great color palette - and I really love how you laid out the blocks. And the back? Fantastic!
Wow really love your second quilt...and you are so right they are so different and yet both so gorgeous! You must be thrilled.
I like them both very much, but especially the white background one with its asymmetry. That block is on my list--it has so much potential.
Love both quilts & the back of the one. Turns out that block you left whole was mine. I started in June and went back and did your April one too. Love the idea of showing the origins
Wow you have made absolutely stunning quilts from your blocks. So creative and special...cannot wait to see them quilted!
Thanks, True ! I'm itching to quilt them, but it's going to be several months. But it will be in a new, bigger and better space! (We just bought a house, and it was my husband's idea to give me the master bedroom for my sewing/office space!)
I'm pretty excited about it, True . I'll have my own bathroom and a back door to a beautiful yard. (That I'm inheriting from the previous 90 y/o owner. Hopefully I'll be able to maintain it!)
Wow, this is outstanding. Thanks for the tutorial. Love your colors too.
As I said on IG this is gorgeous...really love quilting and everything you did with this quilt.
I wish I could get inside your brain for a day and experience your creativity. You are amazing.
LOL, Terryt1955 ! Thank you, that's extremely flattering. Most of my creativity comes after the fabric is cut and I can play with it on my design wall. :)
Well then I guess I want to borrow your brain AND your design wall. It has magical properties!
Well, Terryt1955 , my design wall is 8' x 8', and I get to stare at it all day while I work (from home), so it kinda is magical. My mind has time to wander and imagine while I work (I caption live TV, so I'm held captive for hours at a time), and I'm able to come up with all kinds of ideas. Now if there was just enough time to execute them all.
Really two of the most spectacular quilts with bee blocks I have seen...colors, pattern, arrangement and quilting all perfection!
It would be nice to see a round up off all the finished quilts from our bee. I finished my maple leaf quilt last year
Juline mine is done as well...a while ago but nothing as spectacular as yours...but I use it all the time. I would also love to see others!
Beautiful! Love your color choices!