My first finished block for the Pastiche Bee

Marilyn's theme for January was An Ode to John Keats. We chose quotes from separate poems and designed blocks using the poem's imagery. Marilyn plans to stitch lines of the poem directly into the quilt.

1st block for the Pastiche 
Bee



This is my portion of "Fancy" by John Keats
Freckled nest-eggs thou shalt see
Hatching in the hawthorn-tree,
When the hen-bird's wing doth rest
Quiet on her mossy nest;



a bit of stitching

I did a little thread sketching on this one.  It took a long time to find the motivation to make it, but I did savor daydreaming about this block.  I'm excited to see what Marilyn does with these blocks.  You can see some of the other Pastiche Bee creations here.

12 comments:

Amy Friend said...

Love it! Your fabric choices are wonderful!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Wonderful block Melinda!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Utterly stunning!! I love the nest quilting too! Very clever

Cassie said...

That is such an awesome nest! I love it, it's just beautiful!

Kate said...

That's downright amazing.

Kerry said...

It is a real beauty Melinda, there is an energy between the curve of your stitching and the angles of the twigs in the nest

karen said...

Love that Keats passage. What a beautiful block!!

melissa said...

i have no words - you have taken my breath away with your stunning block.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Great block, I could spend all day looking at it!!

Lindsey said...

Oh, I love the little crack!

angela said...

Oh - so well done! Looks like you had the perfect fabrics lurking on your stash. I want to see the little bird that pops out of the egg.

Serena Edwards said...

This is such a lovely quilt block. I was wondering if you were able to provide a pattern or tutorial for it? I'd love to use it in a story quilt that I'm making for my mother-in-law :)

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