An online quilting bee is where 12 members work over a year to make quilting blocks for one another. For the Beatnik Bee, we wanted to stretch our design skills a little by taking traditional blocks and changing them to a little more modern in flavor. For example,
- stretching traditional blocks to make them rectangles instead of perfectly square
- or making them a bit larger, like a single block for the whole quilt.
- or taking a modern painter and thinking up a way to design a block that is inspired by one of their paintings, like Franz_Kline.
- or using modern fabrics for a traditional block.