Bee, Myself and I #51: Parterre Block 18

Didn’t think I’d get a block done again this month, but I squeaked in!

Block 18 is back to my bright, colourful preferences. Some might say too bright. I’d say they were fuddy-duddies. What’s wrong with multicoloured paisley mixed with bright green on bright turquoise, with a pink and purple flower? It makes me smile.

I really do need to set them all out some time soon to check for colour-gaps. I know, I know, I said that last time, but I really have had one or two other things on my plate.

Bee, Myself and I is a forum for ‘selfish sewing’; any stitchery which is purely for pleasure and not to a deadline or for anyone else. The original concept belongs to Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl. To find out more, you can click through on either her blog link, or using the button a fair way down in the left hand column of this blog.

Until next time…

35 thoughts on “Bee, Myself and I #51: Parterre Block 18

  1. 🎶 All things bright & beautiful 🎶🎶

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    The brighter the better- it’s gorgeous.

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I love the right colours and you always manage to get a good balance with sashing and borders to bring it all together so it will be fabulous!

    • katechiconi says:

      I do make a conscious effort to make unlikely combinations that just work. I really don’t want anything too ‘tasteful’ or matchy-matchy, and this inevitably leads to some fairly eye-searing results, which I love against the grey.

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        When I was first married (early 70’s) there was a fashion to have EVERYTHING matching – curtains, tea set, oven gloves the lot. I never thought it looked good. Now I realise that things like patchwork in a mix of colours go with anything as long as there is enough neutral to calm them down.

      • katechiconi says:

        And neutral need not mean white, cream or beige. I’m very fond of dark navy or grey for that purpose too. It’s just a resting place for the eyes.

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        Very true

  4. There is no such thing as too bright! I love it!

  5. It’s perfect. Anyone who thinks it’s too colorful simply has different taste. And yours is better. 🙂

  6. tialys says:

    Not too colourful at all – although I wouldn’t wear it 🤣

  7. anything that gives you a smile and makes you happy. by the way, how is the toe?

  8. anne54 says:

    Love it! Maybe my thoughts are coloured because I have a bag I made from the same lime green and aqua fabric.

  9. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely, bright colours!
    Do take care 💕

  10. kymlucas says:

    It makes me happy to look at it too!

  11. cedar51 says:

    Love the cheerful and chirpy colours you have there…

  12. Debbierose says:

    Beautiful bright block, and you may convert me to paisley – one day

  13. I don’t think it’s too bright! Another beautiful one done.

  14. Gorgeous, as usual 🙂

  15. craftycreeky says:

    I love bright colourful quilts, I just struggle to do them myself! I shall just admire your beautiful blooms instead. Anyway, nature puts all colours together and it always looks fab, just like this block 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s funny, because I like my rooms to be pale and peaceful, but then I fill them with lots of colour in the form of pictures, books and cushions and quilts. I wonder if that makes me a pastel person with a colourful streak or a colourful person with a pastel streak!

  16. rutigt says:

    I really love your Parterre blocks! This one is beautiful!

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