Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Secret Life of Bees

As many of you know, I spend an awful lot of time waiting for things to turn up in the post.  It`s usually fabric but this time, it is much needed thread (no Aurifil to buy here, only 100 per cent polyester), feet for my new machine, my second goodie package from The Goodie Swap 2011 and my charms from The Color Wheel Charm Swap.

However, yesterday I received the last remaining fabric I had ordered.  When I held the giveaway a week or so ago, I had to order myself some of the Moroccan Mirage in the Marrakech colourway.  If you haven`t ordered from The Intrepid Thread before, then this is what you find inside your envelope and a handwritten card from Julie.

and here`s the Moroccan Mirage...


Yes - some pink again. I was planning to use it for the Duo QAL but I`m still thinking on that. It was fun reading your comments on my bright pink quilt a couple of days ago.  I had no idea I used so much pink.  I certainly don`t ever wear it. From your comments it seems our quilting styles depend on a variety of things - where we live, where we come from and our mood. In a recent swap questionnaire, I requested no Barbie pink.  Should the administrator stumble across this blog, they`ll wonder what planet I`m on. My mum arrives this weekend and she has her beady eye on that quilt, so it may be heading home with her.

I was super super excited to receive flikr mail today from the administrator of The 4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee accepting the application I hurried off this morning to join the group. Yes - I am finally in a Bee! They are taking applications for the 4th quarter and I believe there are still spaces should you want to join. So I get to pick 3 colours and each quarter I will make 5 blocks in the other members` colours and receive 5 blocks in my colours.  By the end of the year, I will have 20 blocks to make a quilt.  I am in awe of the talent in the group and can`t wait to see who is in my hive.  First, I have to choose 3 colours for my blocks and I`m thinking of something different.  I have to be specific about colours.  I can`t just say blue or pink.  I have to say aqua or raspberry, for example.  So what would you choose?  I need ideas!

11 comments:

Sheila said...

ooh, I shall enjoy watching from the sidelines.....not sure what colours I would go for - doesn't raspberry sound nicer than pink, I like it teamed with an acidy green.

Catherine said...

loving those pink colours!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Congrats on joining the 4x5 Bee!!! I always look at this bee from afar with envy...but I am not quite ready to ask to join. I need to work out a few things first I think! So, I am happy to know someone in it now and can enjoy your successes instead!

Hmmm, I would choose...Raisin, Cerese, and Charcoal or no no no...I would choose Everglade, Natural and some sort of bright green. What? I've been giving palette a lot of thought lately!!! Hahahahaa...

Can't wait to see what you choose!

dutchcomfort said...

Gorgeous fabrics, as always!
Congrats on joining the bee!
How about teal and lemon... (not your colours?) or ochre and grey?

Rosa said...

Enjoy playing with them,as always beautiful fabrics.

Flying Blind... said...

well done on the Bee - and the mail - I am getting very excited now about getting my package from Julie!

Pick some wacky Kona colours - School Bus is a current fave!!

Lynn said...

Congratulations on joining such a great bee! Pick a print you like then choose three colors from it.

susan said...

Honestly, every time I see fabric you've bought I remind myself to make you my personal shopper!

Katy Cameron said...

I just love that collection of fabric, and yet, like you, I'd never think of myself as a pink person, how odd!

Have fun with your bee :o)

Toni said...

Congratulations on getting into the bee! Sounds so fun. I'm thinking about trying for next quarter. I would choose robin's egg blue, apple green, and lemon yellow. Today anyway. Tomorrow might be totally different!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations on the bee!! Not sure what I'd pick but perhaps teal, raspberry and...no idea!!