I had gotten a little behind with my blocks for the Spiderweb Bee. Sometimes life just gets in the way. I spent the weekend catching up and these blocks will return to their rightful owners this week along with my fabrics for the May blocks. Up first Theresa sent along a brown solid for the middles of her blocks and asked for fall inspired fabrics. As I was trying to gather fabrics I realized that even though fall is my favorite season I had very little fall inspired fabrics. The best I could do were some scraps of Joel Dewberry from the quilt I made for my mother in law for Christmas. Luckily the last time I was home I spotted a small bag of strips my mom had left over from a project she was working on and I asked if I could take them. I think she was surprised since the fabrics weren't really something I would normally pick on my own but she was happy to turn them over. Thanks a million mom those strips really saved me on this one. Do you see any your recognize?
Next up Tracy sent along a really pretty very subtle marbled fabric for the middle of her blocks along with green and purple batiks. The lighter greens didn't photograph as well as I would have liked but they are very pretty in person. These blocks took me a bit by surprise because it was the first time I have ever worked with batiks. Not usually my cup of tea, but Tracy did a great job choosing because the finished product is very lovely. Almost enough to make me entertain the thought of introducing some of these fabrics into my own collection.
May is my month to send fabrics and while I know for sure I am sticking with my pink and orange color scheme the layout and center fabrics still have me stumped. My latest idea is to use "snip" for the centers. Of course it would be the pink scissors on the white background. What do you think? Too kooky?