Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Creative Block - Building Blocks Tuesday

Star of Africa block

I may be in a creative rut.  I'm not ready to admit it yet, but I am getting that feeling.   This is a block for November's queen bee for the Star of Africa Bee.  She requested these butterfly signature blocks.  The Star of Africa bee is made up of ladies from all over the globe, and we are supposed to make each block with our "home" in mind - be it our home city, state, or country.

So far, I've made blocks with a setting from a national park and one with the Washington monument.  I've also had a block that had a Hollywood Walk of Fame star showcased in it.  But this block, I drew a blank.  When the block was announced, other members joked that the queen bee would be getting a bunch of flags. Honestly, I was headed in that direction from lack of creativity.  Not that our flag isn't pretty, but when I went through my red, white, and blue fabrics, I came across this one and thought "well at least this would be pretty!"  Obviously, I still need to sign it too.

I've warned the November queen be that my block might not be spectacular, and I've reserved the right to make another when inspiration strikes.  Luckily, going to a quilt show usually inspires, and I just happen to be going to one tomorrow!  Hooray!

So what have you been working on this week?

Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open for a whole week.  And spread the word!

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