#NGAQB – September

The No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee is going to be getting some additional press in the coming months! I’ve recently had several official enquiries about the group, so I’ll be sure to share them when they go to print. Crazy what happens with just a little idea…
Speaking of crazy, the September King Bee really needs zero introduction. When Giucy Giuce  (Giuseppe, if you must) decided to join the NGAQB I popped some bottles, let me tell you! I had seen him around the ‘Gram, and crushed on his rainbow aesthetic. He’s also besties with just about everyone that matters, including your mom. For September, he made some pretty specific requests for his blocks, while at the same time giving us all complete flexibility!
“I would love for each of you to create any block you would like in any size you would
like. You could do a really big block (maybe an 18” or a 24”), or maybe you wouldn’t
mind making me some smaller blocks (perhaps 6” or 8”), and anything in between. I
don’t think I want to go any smaller than 6” and any larger than 24”. They don’t
even need to be blocks. They can be strips or rectangles too! Would love to see some
big triangles in there, as well. Been slightly obsessed with them as of late. Would
also love a couple of wonky stars in different sizes. You could do a couple of
different smaller blocks if you wanted. Have at it. … But Joshua: I would love a color order Union Jack block. Would you Union Jack
me?”
How could I say no to that? Giucy went on to describe his colour requirements:

“As far as color goes, you may or may not know this about me, but I am a whore for
color order (a color whorder, if you will). Surprisingly though, I only have one color
order quilt. Soooo I would love blocks that move in color order: they can move out
from the center of the block, across the block, however you like. For the background I want to try to achieve a super scrappy
tea-stained look. Feel free to use any whites or creams that you would like. Should
you choose to use a print (you are welcome to), I would prefer that they stay very
low-volume. And feel free to mix it up and use different tones in your backgrounds.”
Can you already see how scraptastically beautiful this quilt is going to be? Yeah, me too.
Instagram: giucy_giuce

12 Responses

  1. Debbie says:

    Wowsers. Your UJ is beyond awesome! I also love how you rotated the rainbow in opposite directions. This is going to be one exciting quilt!

  2. How fabulous! I'm pretty jealous that he gets to keep those beauties!

  3. Vera says:

    I admit I have never heard of this guy but being color order obsessed myself I need to check him out 😉 Your blocks are looking good!

  4. Paula says:

    What an exciting idea for a quilt. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses – I'm sure it's going to be popping up on my IG feed.

  5. jeifner says:

    These will all be so wonderful on that tea stained background. Your blocks are great!

  6. Not normally a fan of Union Jack blocks but love what you've done here! Bring on the color!!

  7. Stunning! And what marvelous instructions. I cannot wait to see what he does with all the blocks!

  8. I love color order quilts and I love your Union Jacks!

  9. Katy Cameron says:

    Think you nailed it!

  10. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful block, what an interesting quilt it will become part of.

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