Thursday, May 19, 2022

Seeds and Seedpods

This month, it was Leanne/@shecanquilt's turn to select the prompt for Bee Sewcial, and she chose "Seeds and Seedpods." She asked for our modern takes on the theme - a shape we see in seeds or seedpods - with the freedom to play with scale, and create in fantasy seed colors. What fun, right? She also provided a pin board with some seed inspiration.

For my first block,  I made a close up view of a poppy seed pod, which if trimmed, would measure up to 13" x 15". Leanne asked for us to leave our blocks untrimmed, so you can see that in the second photo.

Background colors were to be reflective of sky or ground colors, and though I didn't originally plan to use several shades of blue as background in my first block, I think it added interest.

My second block was an improv take on a thistle seed pod, about 11" x 13" untrimmed. Making those spikes was very fun; getting them to 'fit' a little bit more tricky.

The 'untrimmed' photo below shows the light green background off a little better.

So those were both enjoyable to vision and create. Meanwhile, the last of my beemates' blocks for my Horizons prompt will be coming in shortly, and I'm looking forward to seeing how I can pull them all together. You can glimpse some of them in the #beesewcial hashtag on Instagram.


  1. The spikes on the thistle seed pod are a lot of fun! I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with your Horizons prompt blocks.

  2. What a great prompt. I like your pods. Especially the first one.

  3. such a great prompt and terrific blocks!

  4. Wonderful creations for an interesting prompt