The Story of “Use BOTH Sides” Patterns:

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These patterns began quite by accident!  I knew I needed another element to add to a bee quilt I was making and, out of frustration, I tossed the focus fabric to the top of my work area where part of it flipped over. That’s where the magic of VALUE began!

#usebothsides

It felt right that Phoebee (bright, pure) seemed to get her life and vibrancy from the very flowers she was pollinating. She didn’t have a name at the time but once she was “born”, I began trying out names. My husband actually came up with “Phoebee” and when I learned it actually was spelled with two “e’s” and meant “bright, pure” in Greek, the name stuck.

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Phoebee
Using BOTH sides of the fabric is a fun lesson in the nuances of value – it’s a way to add a subtle feature to your quilt, the kind that makes you pause, linger to look a little longer.
Another feature of #usebothsides patterns is the scrappy background and the use of four accent strips. I encourage bold choices for these fabrics, mixing a variety of “neutrals” and styles of fabrics. For example, I use word fabrics, chicken wire, batiks, miniature florals, grunge, polka dots, and Kaffe fabrics all together. In my patterns and classes, I also encourage quilters to make a definite contrast in their background style of fabric compared to their focus fabric.
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Rose, Emily, & Kate Quilt Patterns

Creative Bee Studios patterns have been featured in AQ Magazine, Nancy’s Notions, Hancock’s of Paducah, and Connecting Threads!

 

  

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At Hancock’s of Paducah
It’s Sandy at the beach!
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Buffalo Moon
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VariLovable Star – use BOTH beautiful sides of only THREE fabrics!
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Merle’s Bouquet in AQ Magazine, September 2019 Issue! Click here for Focus Fabric KIT: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CreativeBeeStudios

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Have fun using BOTH sides!