I think somewhere I mentioned that in addition to Bee Modern, I’m also participating in Snip Sew Send. The first month was June and I actually completed this block the same day the fabric arrived! Hermione asked us to create something in the Denyse Shmidt “Hop, Skip, Jump” vein and I think I succeeded quite nicely. I layered the fabric one on top of the next as I cut using a rotary cutter. I’ve read that you will get a more wonky/wavy look if you use scissors but my scissors and I have a like/hate relationship at best. My rotary cutter and I on the otherhand have been “going steady” for quite awhile 😉 Besides I like the more angular look you get with the straight lines.
The fabric is all vintage sheets most of them hand dyed by Hermione. This was my first time using sheets much less vintage ones. The fabric was softer, more drapey but not really that much different from quilter’s cotton straight off the bolt. I like her colors, although, it’s not a combination I would have put together myself. I think that’s going to be my favorite part of the bees- getting to use colors, fabrics and patterns that I wouldn’t have otherwise explored and then integrating that back into my own designs.
Now I just need to figure out what to do for Claudia’s blocks (she already sent fabric for July!).