Brown Batiks & Tula Pink

These Rainbow Bee blocks for April came with a lot of hijinx. I only needed to make two, but they brought a lot of colour coordination activities (which I love more than a game of Twister), and laughter along the way. Despite Mr. Sparkles thinking those Aneela Hoey turtles were fish, I spared his life. I also got to cut into my Notting Hill stash for the first time! I’m discovering the more I love a fabric, the more I enjoy using it. It’s all about inspiration, so don’t let yourself get weighed down by boring threads. I also used dots from MoMo’s Oh Deer range and Michael Miller’s Ta Dot range for the first time–the bigger the better I always say!
While making these I learned something about my own personal style as well. I lurve contrast. It comes in many forms, and I’m not just talkin’ dark versus light, but contrast between ideas, colours, textures, themes, eras, styles, etc. Now that I have verbalised this, I’m gonna start looking out for it more, and see if I can really push the boundaries. Brown batiks and Tula Pink, anyone?
Don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I’ll go ahead and have to prove you wrong.

Really, thank goodness it’s any kind of Friday! 
Shout out to Sew at Home Mummy who is hosting TGIFF this week!

12 Responses

  1. OMFG!!!! I LOVE THEM!!!! Thankyou, i'm so very excited to know these are heading my way!!!

  2. Gorgeous blocks! Love your "boundary pushing"! Keep up the good work 😉

  3. Oh these are looking fantastic!

  4. Beautiful blocks. I say you can't mix brown batiks with Tula Pink. 😉

  5. vexa says:

    These are really lovely blocks. Pretty fabrics and very sharp points! Well done.

  6. MsMidge says:

    Boooootiful! Love your work.

  7. audrey says:

    You tease! I wanna see the batiks and Tula combo! 🙂 These blocks are super lovely though.

  8. Katy Cameron says:

    Oh no, don't sully Tula! Great job on the blocks though

  9. Lindi says:

    Brown batiks and Tula pink! YES! Would be great. 🙂
    Loving the colours you are using atm. I have just repainted my sewing room in a lovely aqua blue and am busy fishing out fabrics in aquas, pinks, reds and whites to make (maybe) pennants or a wall quilt or something!

  10. Mareenchen says:

    Lovely blocks. I should really try showing my scraps of Aneela turtles to the husband and see whether he does better than Mr Sparkles. I'm not sure he would!!

  11. Britt G. says:

    This is my first visit to your blog-world and you definitely have a cool blog name – love it – I wish I was that forward with my need for sparkle:) I love your bee blocks and agree that you have to use those fabrics that inspire you and not just let them sit on a shelf for ten years and unsatisfactorily work with fabrics with less aesthetic competence. Will be following from now on to see what other great comments and projects you put out in the world!

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