Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Simplify Your Life - JAN BEE, Kesch

Hi Bees,

As the new year turns I find myself reordering my nest and attempting to simplify life. Mostly to streamline the not fun stuff to do and make more time for the fun stuff like quilting. I found a collection of fabrics I purchased last year in my stash. Its called Peacock by Whindham.

(I found this picture of the collection at Sew Mama Sew)

I chose a block that is just the most simple thing to put together that I couldn't even find instructions that were basic enough.  Here is my rough set of instructions:

Important Update:  When cutting the fabric start from the selvage end, NOT the fold.  Sorry, my drawing suggests from the fold... you need the fold to get that last 4 1/2 inch square.  Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions!

Completed it will make two very simple blocks of opposing colors.  I don't think I could ask you to do more than one block if the pattern was any more difficult.

See, EZ PZ!!!!  I chose this simple pattern and these muted tones so that I could feature more intricate quilting patterns than I normally would.  I think I"ll do something inspired by peacock feathers.

I can't wait to see you all at the meeting and hand out my fabrics!
Thanks, Kesch