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Monday, 7 October 2013

Brit Bee - Round Three

Brit Bee is moving into a 3rd year, and we are doing it a little differently this time around, and I am so excited!

As you know, this is the undisputed best bee in the world ever, I have 2 precious quilts to show so far, and I am in no doubt that this will be another amazing round...


This month we are all choosing our colour schemes, and making a starter star block each, all of us, yes, at the same time!

I was tempted to go with a simple star, but it only seemed right to go with a constellation star as per my first ever Bee request; scaled down to a regular 12" finished block with 3" borders; this is what I came up with...


I thought this year I would go for a more muted, monochromatic look, greys, navy and aqua.  It's a bit different for me, but at the same time, very me!

No pinks or oranges for a change, too loud!  The scrap bag I got from Eclectic Maker a few weeks ago pretty much supplied all my prints for the star, paired with some Sketch in Mist.  Oh, and some Liberty, of course, for the hidden star.

So keep 'em peeled for what the others are making this month, and also check out our newest member Di, who pretty much joined by osmosis, so it was best we made it official. xxx

22 comments:

  1. Can't wait 12 months to see this finish but I guess I'll have to :-)

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  2. I never had you down as a monochromic, muted type of person! Thanks for the welcome. Di x

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  3. Sorry to be thick, but how will it work. Will you not get to see the finished blocks until the end, like the first stitch tease?

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  4. You are killing me with that octopus medallion!

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  5. Been mulling mine over today, pulling fabrics, rejecting fabrics, looking at potential blocks. Eeeek! It's going to be another good year!

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  6. Could you talk me through the left hand quilt on the bench please...

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  7. I'm really looking forward to this year! Jxo

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  8. I'm so excited too, but can't decide on my star!

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  9. This is lovely, you will have a lovely quilt. And I wish that there was room for a lone Canadian in your bee.

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  10. Love the octopus centre, looks like the start of another great quilt.

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  11. I am also of the school magenta is a neutral but your subtle palette is sooo tempting, especially the octopus.

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  12. Oh wow I LOVE this! The star design is gorgeous and that colour scheme is to die for! Loving the fussy cut Salt Water Octopus too, I bet he loves being centre of attention ;-) I'm looking foward to watching this one grow.

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  13. Ooh, so is this a borders/medallion quilt then? Love the fussy cut octopus!

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  14. Great start Hads, its going to be good!

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  15. Absolutely LOVE the colors in your quilts­čĺť

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  16. Love your block... got off to a good start there! Good luck to all BritBee3 participants, I'll be curiously (and enviously, I'll admit) following progress ;-)

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  17. ooo! how exciting! can't wait to watch this pretty grow!

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  18. Loving the Octopus in his garden/star

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  19. This will be a fun round for the Brit bee-ers.

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