I looked for a long time in my galleries of favorite blocks and decided that the bee block for Joy do good stitches needed to be simple and fast. I came across Allison Harris' " Sweet" quilt from her book, Growing Up Modern and decided that would be the one that would work for me.
Since it is the New Year I called upon Pantone and decided that Radiant Orchid would be a wonderful color start for this quilt. Isn't it a gorgeous color. I could just paint a wall in the house this color. Perhaps bathroom accessories?
So I pulled out all my scraps of purple and cut them up into 2.5 inch squares. Taking 16 of them I laid them out so that the lighter colors were in the center as I will be putting a cream colored border around them.
Here is to whittling the scrap basket down.