Tuesday, July 14, 2015
July Hive 7 Blocks
I made these blocks a couple of years ago, so I was excited to revisit these birds. Mary asked for some personalization so it was a little different this time around. I actually made 2 blocks again because I realized my first one didn't meet her request for bright, large scale printed wings. So, without further ado ...
First meet my Baltimore Oriole. I grew up in the DC suburbs and am a baseball fan. Cal Ripken has always been one of my personal heroes =) This was my first choice, but I realized the black print looks solid and figured I should make another.
Now meet my Red-wing Blackbird. Every year we spent a week camping at the beach and I loved seeing this bird fly around the sagebrush. Of course, I've taken a little license with the interpretation, but I love the comma fabrics and the large orange print does fit Mary's request.
Mary asked us this month what our life-long passion is. I honestly can't say I have a specific one. In high school I loved sports, choir and theater, in college I was so focused on completing my degree I didn't do much else. Since I've become a mom my kids have been my focus. I guess I've always been a crafter thanks to my mom and grandma, but it wasn't until just a couple of years ago now that I discovered my love of fabrics and quilting.