Sunday, October 16, 2016


It was Anne's turn for our Mid-Century Modern Bee, and she wanted to play around with B's and E's and b's and e's, asking for them in a fabric that we liked (I chose Alison Glass) and then the rest in beiges, creams or ivory and low-volume backgrounds.  She said there should be a contrast -- however slight -- between the letter and the background.  I can't wait to see what she makes with all these paper-pieced blocks.

It's October in Southern California, and while we don't have the gorgeous lush colors of autumn that so much of the country has--the golds, reds, rusts and oranges--we do have cooler weather.  That means we can leave windows open in the afternoon instead of hiding away from the scorching sun.  While fall signals an end for the greens of summer, we know that after some time we'll see new growth and spring flowers again soon.

And this bee, the Mid-Century Modern Bee, is also coming to an end at the end of this year.  We've been together for four years, with some changing of the people in the bee as change is always good.  I've enjoyed getting to know a range of sewers, quilters, women of strong skills and good work ethics, always delivering their blocks (a rarity, I've heard, in bees).  We owe a lot of that to the original grouping by Cindy, as well as our fabulous name of Mid-Century Modern, as we are all over the mid-century mark in chronological age, but not creative age!

So, we'll "buzz" on to other things, other groups, other creative ventures, but check back for a few more months to enjoy blocks from our terrific group.


  1. Got you lovely letters today Elizabeth. Thank you so much. I'm not really sure where this will go as my idea is rather vague but if it comes together anything like I imagine it might be for QuiltCon next year. We'll see.

  2. Working on mine tonight. One down, three to go. I like playing with the low volume. Yours look lovely