Charlotte is the queen-bee for March in our AusModBee.
Charlotte is making a modern sampler out of three solids, and has asked for traditional blocks - or traditional with a modern twist.
The solids are Kona white, slate and bright pink.
Since I'm still pretty new to quilting, this is another awesome bee-challenge for me. Solids + traditional. I never know how to use solids, they freak me out a bit. I love the colours Charlotte's chosen, and so it was on with the challenge of finding a good traditional block that would highlight them well.
I've done lots of googling for blocks, lots of blog-looking, plenty of Pinterest searching, and heaps of book-flicking. And for block number 1, I've gone with:
It's 'Star within a Star' by Brioni Greenberg, and it's in the very excellent Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters book.
I'm not even sure what the traditional star-block is called - maybe an Ohio star? I'm very happy with this block though - and it finishes at exactly 12.5 inches, which is what Charlotte has asked for.
Still thinking about what block number two will be. Happy middle-of-the-week to you, hope you are getting less rain than we are in Brisbane. xoxo cat