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Judy at Patchwork Times is hosting a Monochromatic Challenge in 2011, and the colour for January is yellow.

I love yellow.  It represents sunshine and warm smiles and happiness to me, so I was very excited about having a really good reason to make an all-yellow quilt!  When I got my yellow fabrics out,  I knew right away that it had to be a Bargello quilt and that my special “Bee” fabric wanted to be included.

I didn’t have enough diversity in values to make the traditional gradient-colour bargello pattern, and I wanted my bees to look like they were flying around in a flower garden, so I used different prints for my stair-steps — polka dots, swirly patterns, florals — and the bees go up and down and all around.

I have just got to the point where I am arranging my strips to create the design.

Here’s a better look at those bees.  🙂

I was hoping to finish it by the end of the month (today!), but it’s still got a long way to go.  That’s OK, though — I am having lots of fun with this pattern!

Happy Quilting!

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