Monday, January 20, 2014

DWM 1/20/14: Jackie's Bee Block

Just one block on my design floor today...

The "Sew Bee It" bee of STLMQG is making blocks for Jackie this month, and she wants to make a Modernized Disappearing Nine Patch a la Kristy. You can see the concept here. The blocks are randomly assembled so that the white falls in various positions, including adjacent squares. This is my block for Jackie:
Jackie's Bee Block
When sliced and rearranged, the color placement will be very random. Jackie is using the black & white circle print as a constant throughout the quilt, but varying the placement. She provided most of the colored patches as well as the white, so her quilt will have a cohesive color palette plus lots of negative space.

It'll be fun to see everyone's blocks next time we get together, but it will be even more fun to see Jackie's quilt top when she rearranges all the parts. So random, so many possibilities.  If I didn't already have so many projects on my plate, I'd be very tempted to make a Modernized D9P myself.
(Thanks, Kristy, for the inspiration!)

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times; check out all the other inspiration over there.


  1. Yay! I love seeing my concept out in the world. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very interesting. I''m curious about this now. You have nice blog. My husband grew up in St. Louis.

  3. D9P is such a versatile block, but I'm having trouble envisioning it with such random color placement. I hope you will post her finished product.