Block in progress

I was a sewing madwoman last night.  I was tossing scraps around, ironing like a crazy person, and digging in my newly organized stash.  All for this block.

painting the roses red--not quite finished



This one is for the Pastiche Bee.  The theme for February is Alice in Wonderland so I chose painting the roses red.  The block still might need some top stitching, but it is exciting to get a bee block together again. 

I felt a little rusty before last night.  I haven't designed a block from scratch since early November.  But, you'll see a lot more designed blocks this year.  I'm in the Cocorico Bee, Pastiche Bee and I was invited to join the Ringo Pie Bee.  I'm super excited to be surrounded by so many talented sewists.  The inspiration in these bees is unparalleled.  So far I'm drawing blocks for a John Keats poem and a theme of Pippi Longstocking.  I can't wait to see what comes next!

15 comments:

Toni said...

That is so cool! Congratulations on being in such stellar bees. Can't wait to see what you all make this year!

Kerry said...

Very clever block Melinda! I love the way the red creeps into the prints

Kylie said...

Such a great idea to make your rose that way. It looks fantastic!

Kylie said...

Such a great idea to make your rose that way. It looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

AAARG, now I have that song from the movie in my head.
Beautiful block!
-Lindsey

angela said...

Amazing idea perfectly executed! Just fabulous!

Cassie said...

That is just amazing! You design such beautiful and impressive blocks :)

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Very clever design, I love it!!

melissa said...

oh melinda... this is so creative and beyond amazing!
the blending of fabrics is absolutely perfect.
i can't wait to see what you do for the pippi month!!

felicity said...

Not gonna lie. Those bees terrify the every living crap outta me. No way could I come up with those fabulous ideas. I ADORE this block - incredibly imaginitive. Keep 'em coming. I'll be here to admire.

Kate said...

That's brilliant. And Beautiful!

Molly said...

I love this block! it's so fun :)

Christin said...

I love this block! Of course I may have a small bias since I named my blog after this exact saying - www dot painting roses red dot com. So beautiful!

audreypawdrey said...

This is gorgeous, and I love the paintbrush!

~*Jessica*~ said...

OK, I'm way behind on your posts, but this block is amazing. I want one for myself! You continuously create the most awesome things!!!

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