Scrap{Bee} 2.0 - A Work in Progress

The last time you saw the Scrap{Bee} quilt top, it looked like this:


It was a fun, twin-sized improv scrappy quilt. I liked it, but I didn't love it. There was actually another block that I had taken out so that it could be a 3 by 5 block quilt and I was going to use the remaining block on the back. 

Shortly after my last post about the top, I decided to take it apart, add the remaining block and change it to a 4 by 4 block layout. And I added an improv pieced border. 

I love it now. Absolutely love it! Now I feel it does better justice to all the work my Don't Worry {Bee} Happy bee mates did on their blocks. 


It's now 93" square!


I really like the rainbow spectrum arrangement of red purple to blue purple. It worked well with 10 Years And Still Over the Rainbow so I tried it with this layout too. It just feels more balanced to me than red to purple and gets the lighter colour value of yellow more centred in the spectrum.

More gratuitous? photos:




I like rainbow. :)

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Thanks Monika and Lee for hosting such great linkies!
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I'm also linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts!

45 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful! I thought I loved the first layout, but then I saw the amazing final one. Wow! What a great quilt.

    beaniekins84(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I LOVE what you have done hwre. The new layout and the borders completely gave new life to these blocks. It is beautiful.

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  3. such a beauty -- it reminds me of a painters plate

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  4. That's a fantastic quilt now. The borders really make it come together (and come alive).

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  5. It's HUGE! And fabulous- those borders are just right. (I love rainbow, too...)

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  6. I like what you did with it - good idea - and such dedication to unsew all those seams! Wow!
    Hugs

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  7. Love it. I love rainbows too :-) Do you get to keep it?

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  8. I love it too!!! It looks difficult to piece though...is it?

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  9. Love that improv scrappy border! It's a perfect compliment to those gorgeous blocks! Wanted to invite you to come on over and join in the Let's Bee Social linky party going on at http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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  10. It looks awesome! The additions were well worth it, it is much more interesting visually.

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  11. Amazing!! I wasn't love with it before but you've got such a good eye and changing the layout is genius. The border is pure brilliance, love the little rainbows and using the darker strips really ties it all together. Excited to see how you'll quilt it!

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  12. That. Is. Incredible! What an absolutely gorgeous quilt!

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  13. It's gorgeous!! I love it to bits!!!! :)

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  14. I like what you have done with this M-R. It is looking good!

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  15. I absolutely LOVE your modern scrappy border. What an ingenious idea and design!! Love this quilt!!

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  16. The bright border colours make it such a lovely quilt. Great work!

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  17. It's amazing what a border can do for a quilt! I love the whole thing! Way to improv, M-R!

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  18. Love, Love, Love, Love, Love this new layout. I didn't think there was anything wrong with the previous one, but you have made this 10 times better! Oh, and don't think I did not notice the surface on which you photographed your quilt... So jealous! Our backyard is a slope and our temperatures go from high from below to above freezing several times a week.

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  19. Amazing! Your first arrangement is great, but I have to agree the new layout with the improv border is much more dramatic and balanced. Wow. I too love rainbow quilts but the subtlety of this one is quite unique. Love it!

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  20. much much much better! I liked the twin one, but you're right it doesn't feel quite right. You nailed it!

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  21. A stunning quilt top. Can't wait to see how you'll quilt it!

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  22. The borders are perfect and they set the quilt off to it's best advantage. You definitely have an eye for colour and balance.

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  23. The border is such a nice addition, it adds a lot to the quilt. And I love the scrappy neutral background.

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  24. Lovely! I really like the second layout so much better. I am loving square quilts lately - big cover the bed quilts. The border is a great addition.

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  25. You've outdone yourself M-R. And your border makes my jaw drop. It's perfect!

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  26. That border is just right and your new layout was a great idea. Fantastic!

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  27. You are right, this is much better - fabulous actually. It just sparkles and it is a truly unique project. Bravo for not giving up on it.

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  28. Wow absolutely love the improv border.

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  29. Wow! I LOVE this. You were right, the other composition really makes it work! Plus the improv border--is amazing! This quilt is inspiring--you did a lovely job!

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  30. Such a beautiful and playful quilt! I love what you did with the borders!

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  31. love it! That scrappy improv border is perfect!

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  32. It is really gorgeous, and your arrangements really enhance the design (esp. with those terrific borders--love them!). Fabulous!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  33. It turned out beautifully and I love the creative border!

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  34. This is so fantastic! Can't wait to see the quilting. That is a big quilt too!

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  35. I love it too!! So great! Can't wait to see how you finish it.

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  36. totally amazing transformation. lnspired.

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  37. this quilt is very "painterly" (if that is a word)...quick confident brush strokes...love it

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  38. This is really lovely and I think your border just really makes it. Nice!

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